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Ottawa signs memorandum of understanding with Germany for Canadian hydrogen

HALIFAX — Canada and Germany have signed a memorandum of understanding for the sale of hydrogen produced in Atlantic Canada.

The agreement signed in Germany today by federal Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and German Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck is to secure early access to the German market for Canadian hydrogen producers.

It commits both countries to finalize terms and conditions for the trade window no later than June 30.

Officials say the agreement builds on the Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance that was signed in Stephenville, N.L., in August 2022 with the intention of permitting the export of Canadian hydrogen by 2025.

World Energy GH2’s proposed wind-to-hydrogen project on Newfoundland’s Port au Port Peninsula is awaiting approval under a provincial environmental assessment.

In Nova Scotia, EverWind Fuels and Bear Head Energy have proposed plans for hydrogen plants in Point Tupper.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 18, 2024.

The Canadian Press

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