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C$20mn in support will be made available to successful projects.

By Dale Lunan

The government of Alberta, through its Hydrogen Centre of Excellence, led by Alberta Innovates, said July 20 it has C$20mn (US$15.5mn) of funding available to support project proposals focusing on hydrogen production, storage, transmission and end use.

“Hydrogen is the next great opportunity in Alberta’s energy sector,” said Dale Nally, the province’s associate minister of natural gas and electricity. “That’s why we created the Centre of Excellence and why we’re looking forward to seeing the many innovative solutions that Alberta companies and entrepreneurs will present.”

The latest programme from the Centre of Excellence, Alberta Advancing Hydrogen – Competition 1, is now accepting applications, with full information on how to apply available at the centre’s website.

The centre will invest C$20mn in funding to support successful hydrogen projects over a 24-month period. The funding – up to C$2mn for each project – will come from the government’s initial C$50mn investment when it launched the centre earlier this year.