ITM Power, a UK-based energy storage and clean fuel company, has announced the completion of a techno-economic feasibility study for large scale production of renewable hydrogen in British Columbia (BC).

The project, “Feasibility Study and Assessment of Centralised Renewable Hydrogen Production in BC followed by a Pilot Plant Development,” was led by ITM Power with support from G&S Budd Consulting Ltd. and partners Mitsui & Co., Chiyoda Corporation and BC Hydro.

ITM Power receives grant to evaluate renewable hydrogen in British Columbia

Funded by the BC Government, the study began in April (2018) with the aim of examining the potential for large-scale production of renewable hydrogen in BC, which could be used domestically and for export to California and Japan.

“ITM Power is pleased with the results of this feasibility study which highlights the BC region as one of the world’s best locations for the generation and export of large-scale renewable hydrogen,” said Steve Jones, Managing Director of ITM Power Inc.

“The demand for renewable hydrogen is growing around the world and we look forward to continuing discussions on real world deployments.”

The study analysed over ten potential BC Hydro grid and private wire connected locations for the practical installation and operational business cases for up to 300MW of electrolysis paired with the liquid organic hydrogen carrier technology.

“Government is taking bold action to meet the climate targets set out in our world-leading CleanBC plan,” sad Hon. Michelle Mungall, British Columbia Minister for Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.

“Producing and exporting made-in -BC hydrogen power is an exciting opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, boost our economy and create good clean energy jobs.”

“Clean energy solutions like the possibility of BC generate hydrogen, will help protect the global environment while advancing our clean export priorities, which are crucial to driving strong economic activity,” said Hon. Bruce Ralston, British Columbia Minister for Jobs, Trade and Technology.

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