The Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB, launched on April 15 by an alliance of government, Indigenous, academic and economic development leaders, hopes to kickstart the Edmonton Region’s low-carbon hydrogen economy and position the region, Alberta and Canada for success as the world shifts towards a low-carbon future to address climate change.
Backed by $600,000 from Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association, $1.2 million in funding from Western Economic Diversification Canada, and $450,000 from the Province of Alberta, the HUB’s leadership team includes Chair and Sturgeon County Mayor Alanna Hnatiw, Vice-Chair and Enoch Cree Nation Chief William Morin, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, Fort Saskatchewan Mayor Gale Katchur, Strathcona County Mayor Rod Frank, Lamont County Reeve David Diduck and Alexander First Nation Chief George Arcand, Jr. The Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB is also supported by The Transition Accelerator and Edmonton Global.
The HUB’s launch comes as countries around the world set net-zero targets and identify hydrogen as a vital low-carbon fuel. A final report released by Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Hydrogen Task Force outlined that Canadian hydrogen has a wholesale market potential of up to $100 billion a year and identified the Edmonton Region as the best launch point for a pan-Canadian hydrogen economy.
Visit the Hub’s website to learn more.