ATCO Energy Solutions and Praxair Canada are pursuing the development of hydrogen storage and pipeline infrastructure in Alberta, focusing on opportunities northeast of Edmonton.

The growth in heavy-oil processing in Alberta has created an increased demand for hydrogen, which is used to remove sulphur so that the end-product fuels are cleaner-burning and meet environmental standards.

In addition to hydrogen storage, ATCO Energy Solutions and Praxair are assessing an expansion of Praxair’s hydrogen pipeline network in the Alberta Industrial Heartland to support the significant projects planned for the area.

Currently, Praxair owns and operates the only existing hydrogen pipeline network in Alberta.

ATCO provides value added infrastructure and services to both municipal and industrial customers including pipelines, water and wastewater treatment, high voltage industrial systems and hydrocarbon storage, including hydrogen.

Rob Hossack, Managing Director of Praxair Canada commented on the joint venture saying, “Praxair is pleased to be working with a quality company like ATCO Energy Solutions.”

“ATCO Energy Solutions is a partner that can contribute significant knowledge of and experience with underground storage development in Alberta.”