First Hydrogen expands in North America

Canada is an ideal place to develop green hydrogen facilities, given its abundant renewable energy resources.

First Hydrogen Corp. has announced the expansion of its Green Hydrogen production plans to the North American market.

The initial focus will be on Canada with its enormous resources of renewable energy (hydropower, solar and wind) that can be used to produce green hydrogen yielding no carbon emissions. On July 11, 2022, the Government of Canada announced its first incentive funding for Medium-and-Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles (the iMHZEV program will provide $547.5M of funding over four years). This new policy commitment will aid in creating new demand for commercial vehicles using green hydrogen.

First Hydrogen is working on plans to provide customers with a “Hydrogen as-a-Service” model consisting of clean green hydrogen fuel, technologically advanced refuelling stations and zero-emission commercial vehicles to accelerate the creation of zero-emission eco-system solutions.

First Hydrogen Energy is now commencing the development of four key green hydrogen production facilities in the UK following positive progress. The North American expansion is part of First Hydrogen’s strategy to develop green hydrogen production in regions with strong policy support for green hydrogen and/or abundant renewable energy sources. The green hydrogen produced will be distributed near the production sites, thereby minimizing distribution costs and providing climate change, pollution reduction and energy resiliency benefits within the region of the green hydrogen site.

The Company has retained ARUP Canada, Inc. (Arup) to provide engineering consulting services concerning projects the Company is developing in Canada. Arup brings deep knowledge and experience regarding hydrogen studies and projects and is also the engineering consultant for First Hydrogen’s UK projects.

Rob Campbell, Director and CEO of First Hydrogen Energy, said, “Project development in the United States will quickly follow given the new support for green hydrogen provided at state and federal levels. Now is the time to start building out this important infrastructure.”

Balraj Mann, CEO of First Hydrogen, said, “Green hydrogen presents an opportunity for Canada to take charge in leading the G7 nations in decarbonization.”

Andy Ralph, Associate Principal and Americas Hydrogen Leader, Arup, said, “Arup is looking forward to collaborating with First Hydrogen as they add their global green hydrogen expertise to the expanding market for sustainable energy in Canada and in the United States.”

Zohaib Ali

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