Charbone Hydrogen receives environmental authorisation for Sorel-Tracy Facility

The project has also already received preliminary on-site civil works construction permits from the municipality of Sorel-Tracy.

Charbone Hydrogen Corporation has received the certificate of environmental authorisation from the “Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques” of Quebec to produce up to 5.5 MW green hydrogen at the Sorel-Tracy Charbone Hydrogen facility for the phase 1, 2 and 3.

Charbone has held on  June 20 “a first shovel” event, kicking off the construction of phase 1 of the Sorel-Tracy facility with the on-site civil work. The Sorel-Tracy facility is located on an about 40,000 square meters of land parcel leased by Charbone under a 25-year long-term lease entered into with the town of Sorel-Tracy along the Québec Highway 30, the “Autoroute de l’acier”, fifty minutes east of Montreal on St-Lawrence River south shore. The highway was named “Steel Highway” because of the numerous steel mills and process plants operating along the highway from Varennes to Bécancour (QC).

The dihydrogen produced at the Sorel-Tracy facility will be sold and distributed by Charbone exclusive partner, Superior Propane, a subsidiary of Superior Plus, under a definitive agreement that was announced on May 5, 2022. Charbone will deliver a high-purity grade 5.0 green hydrogen to Superior Propane in different formats, including, individual cylinders, bundle-packs and bulk to industrial users and for a few future heavy mobility users.

Charbone is also continuing its efforts to obtain the “ECO-responsible certification” with the Ecoresponsible Program which it expects to receive during Q3 or Q4:2022 while at the same time continuing its efforts to obtain the B-Corp certification that Q1-2023 should obtain. Charbone would be one of the first green hydrogen producer to obtain such certification in Canada under this high-profile sustainable program.

Zohaib Ali

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