Canada’s Port Moody to be transformed into a hydrogen hotspot with new pilot project


Port Moody in British Columbia will soon be a port equipped with brand-new technology that could produce up to 2,500 tonnes of clean burning hydrogen annually from natural gas.

FortisBC Energy, Suncor Energy and Hazer Group on Monday (4th July) unveiled plans for a pilot project at Suncor’s Burrard Terminal site that will use methane pyrolysis technology to produce hydrogen while storing the carbon by-product as solid synthetic graphite.

The technology set to be deployed at the Canadian site will be provided Australia’s Hazer Group and will generate approximately 300,000 gigajoules of clean-burning gas energy that can replace the equivalent annual natural gas usage of approximately 3,300 B.C. households.

Believed to be a first of its kind in North America, the project is now in its first phase, comprised of a front-end engineering, design studies and permitting applications. By the end of 2023, a prototype hydrogen reactor is expected to be constructed onsite.

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