Nova Scotia manufacturers look to green hydrogen in bid to cut GHG emissions

By Taryn Grant
CBC News
June 6, 2024
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada East

Three of Nova Scotia’s biggest industrial manufacturers are looking into using green hydrogen to power parts of their operations as an alternative to fossil fuels. The Shaw Group, Michelin and Port Hawkesbury Paper are pursuing a feasibility study on using hydrogen energy in industrial heating applications. There is no green hydrogen being produced commercially in Nova Scotia yet. But two projects — one by EverWind Fuels and the other by Bear Head Energy — have received approval from the province’s environment minister. Geoff Clarke, director of sustainability and economic development at Port Hawkesbury Paper, said the pulp and paper mill became interested in green hydrogen as those projects were announced over the past couple of years. Both of the proposed facilities are slated to be built in the Point Tupper industrial park, which is about five kilometres from Port Hawkesbury Paper.

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