Joi Scientific, ™ will partner with New Brunswick Power to develop a hydrogen production system to enable the world’s first electricity grid that uses hydrogen as a baseload.
The collaboration will deploy Joi Scientific’s Hydrogen 2.0™ production system at multiple distributed stations alongside wind turbines, hydro and nuclear power to create a net-zero carbon-generating power operation.
The joint development between the companies will offer emission-free grid architecture, which combines distributed Hydrogen 2.0 baseload generation with smart grid management, to other utility operators across North America and beyond.
Joi Scientific’s Hydrogen 2.0 technology uses a high efficiency, high throughput system to liberate hydrogen from untreated seawater.
Hydrogen 2.0 will enable the localised production to hydrogen on-site, on-demand, meaning it can be generated when and where it’s needed.
“NB Power has long been committed to investing in the sustainability of our province’s energy future. We are encouraged with the progress made to date of Hydrogen 2.0 and are looking forward to the next phrase of co-development,” said Gaëtan Thomas, President and CEO of NB Power.
“Hydrogen 2.0 has the potential to provide a localised, on-demand hydrogen production capability which, when mixed with other renewable sources such as wind and hydrogen, gets us closer to our customers by delivering zero-carbon loads at lower cost and greater efficiency,” Thomas continued.
The companies will work together to develop and test a commercial prototype unit at Joi Scientific’s labs at the Kennedy Space Centre.
“The historic agreement with NB Power signals the transition of our Hydrogen 2.0 technology from the laboratory into full-scale development and commercialisation,” said Traver Kennedy, CEO of Joi Scientific.
“New Brunswick is a prime example of what can be achieved by a far-sighted, ecologically minded institution. Their innovative approach for realising a new zero-carbon distributed grid architecture could provide the blueprint for the way the world generates and consumes electricity going forward,” Kennedy concluded.
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