On November 5, the Government of Alberta released Alberta’s Hydrogen Roadmap, a seven pillar plan to achieve and advance core policy actions relative to hydrogen. The plan focuses on building new market demand, enabling CCUS advancement, de-risking investment, and activating technology and innovation.
“As a world-leading region for the production of low-cost, low-carbon hydrogen, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland is an integral part of Alberta’s clean energy future and essential to Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy,” says Mark Plamondon, Executive Director of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association.
“The collaborative development of Alberta’s Hydrogen Roadmap builds on the existing enthusiasm around hydrogen and focuses the spotlight on our region’s tremendous competitive advantages, including best-in-class resource development, carbon capture and storage infrastructure, the world’s largest CO2 pipeline, and meaningful government supports.”
It is estimated that hydrogen could provide 24% of global energy demand by 2050, but the Roadmap also highlights Alberta’s domestic opportunity, with expected growth in transportation, residential and commercial heating, power generation and storage, as well as in industrial applications.