Alberta’s hydrogen economy boosted by C$9.74m of federal funding


The Canadian government has announced an investment just shy of C$10m to boost Alberta’s hydrogen industry with new training opportunities, technologies and well-paid jobs.

Said to be more than C$9.74m, the federal funding will to help boost multiple projects that are being worked on by Edmonton Global, the Alberta Motor Transport Association, the University of Alberta and C-FER Technologies.

Dan Vandal, Minister for Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan), said the investment is centred around building Canadian expertise and support a green hydrogen economy and a low-carbon energy ecosystem, while creating good-paying jobs.

Edmonton Global’s efforts will focus on the regional hydrogen supply chain. With C$3,744,000, the economic development agency will use $3m to increase the scale and scope of foreign direct investment initiatives that target hydrogen.

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