CHARBONE HYDROGEN Corporation is pleased to announce the execution, as of December 9, 2022, of an agreement to a memorandum of understanding dated December 9, 2022 with GROUPE FILGO-SONIC relating to mutual cooperation, in the development, design, construction and operation of green hydrogen filling stations(the “Projects”)in Quebec on existing sites owned by Filgo-Sonic, in order to support the deployment and use of green hydrogen in the mobility sector.
Charbone and Filgo-Sonic will then negotiate the terms and conditions of a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) for the first stations and the location to be selected by the two partners. The parties have identified sites along two major traffic arteries on the south shore. Charbone will produce green hydrogen from its production facilities in Sorel-Tracy.
Charbone will use the expertise of its partner RESATO BV in the manufacture and installation of filling stations, while Filgo-Sonic will use its expertise in the operation of service-stations and refueling stations for heavy vehicles. The mandate, the services, as well as the nature of the project will be defined in the Agreement. Each of the parties strongly wishes to actively participate in the development of the Quebec ecosystem, being also both active members of the Association Hydrogène Québec.
“Collaborating with a large Quebec company such as Filgo-Sonic in the deployment of the first filling stations is a great sign of confidence in our ability to produce and deliver green hydrogen at the right time, while the first trucks to hydrogen are about to enter the market,”said Dave B. Gagnon, President and CEO of Charbone.”We hope that this first agreement, for the first Quebec stations, will extend to the entire Filgo-Sonic network as well as to the network they operate under several banners across Quebec.”
“We are delighted to team-up with Charbone to set up and deploy a green hydrogen distribution network to serve sustainable mobility in Quebec. Groupe Filgo-Sonic wants to be a proactive player in the energy transition in Quebec and this partnership with Charbone clearly demonstrates our commitment to this vision,”said Sonny Lehoux, General Manager of Groupe Filgo-Sonic.