Charbone Hydrogen Corporation and Port Hawkesbury Paper (PHP) to develop Charbone’s first small-scale green hydrogen production facility in the Port Hawkesbury Mill Site, Nova Scotia.
Charbone brings to the table its expertise in developing and constructing modular and scalable facilities for producing green hydrogen. Charbone is expected to be responsible for sourcing renewable energy through separate discussions with local power producers. It is currently expected that Charbone will be responsible for selling and distributing its green hydrogen in the Maritime provinces.
Charbone and PHP’s obligations under the MOU are conditional to the execution of a definitive agreement on or before November 18, 2022. Charbone and PHP further intend to explore and identify the best uses of hydrogen for the assets and benefits of PHP’s eco-industrial park and other potential local projects. Particular attention will be paid to the potential reuse of process water in order to enhance the circularity of the processes.
Dave B. Gagnon, Chairman and CEO of Charbone, said, “Charbone’s model of small-scale, modular and scalable regional hubs is receiving a lot of attention from the markets where we want to operate, as it is socially acceptable by the local community and the different stakeholders as it provides a solution to the transport and delivery limitations of hydrogen.”
Bevan Lock, Mill Co-Manager at PHP, said, “PHP is committed to facilitating a transition in Nova Scotia to a diversity of green energy futures. Charbone’s vision and capacity for timely building out small-scale green hydrogen production will bring value to the region and represent another tangible step on that journey; we are excited by the opportunity to further develop this concept.”
Amanda Mombourquette, Warden at the Municipality of Richmond County said, “We are excited to welcome Charbone Hydrogen to Richmond County! This innovative project is an exciting opportunity for the Strait Area and aligns with our vision of a green energy future for the region.”
Mayor Brenda Chisholm-Beaton, from the Town of Port Hawkesbury, said, “We see significant opportunities for the Town as the transition to green energy progresses and are pleased that Charbone intends to locate in proximity to Port Hawkesbury with their first maritime provinces location.”