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Hydrogen MOU Signed

Bruce County | by John Divinski  

Power-to-Gas could result in hydrogen replacing fossil fuels

Bruce County & Saugeen First Nation sign MOU on Hydrogen Technologies Project 

The next step in a partnership on hydrogen technologies has been taken.

During a ceremony at Bruce County Council on May 2nd, Warden Mitch Twolan said "The sky is the limit," as a partnership with Carlsun Energy, Saugeen First Nation and Bruce County was signed.

The process is called Power-to-Gas and it could result in hydrogen replacing fossil fuels to provide clean energy just about everywhere in the future.

Twolan says already there are other companies that are engaging with the group about their venture.

Saugeen First Nation Chief Lester Anoquot says Bruce Power has already indicated they will purchase any hydrogen fuel once they start production.

Anoquot says they're in the "early stages of development" but he hopes the project will start within the year.

He says with the County now on board, it will help in their quest for funding for the 36-million-dollar project.

Bruce County Warden Mitch Twolan says the region is a prime area to create large-scale underground storage areas for hydrogen and thus, lead the way in this new technology including manufacturing and training.

He says Toronto lawyer Mark Rogers has been hired to prepare a business case for the project.

Rogers help South Bruce communities successfully approach the province with a business case to bring natural gas service to the region.

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