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First Hydrogen to expand its green H2 business to North America

Vancouver and London-based green hydrogen company First Hydrogen has announced the expansion of its green hydrogen production plans to the North American market.

First Hydrogen to expands its green H2 business to North America
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The initial focus will be on Canada with its resources of renewable energy (hydropower, solar, and wind) that can be used to produce green hydrogen with no carbon emissions.

First Hydrogen is working on plans to provide customers with a “hydrogen as-a-service” model in order to accelerate the creation of zero-emission eco-system solutions.

First Hydrogen Energy said it is now starting the development of four key green hydrogen production facilities in the UK. The North American expansion is part of its strategy to develop green hydrogen production in regions with strong policy support for green hydrogen and/or abundant renewable energy sources. The green hydrogen produced will be distributed nearby the production sites.

The company has retained Arup Canada to provide engineering consulting services in relation to projects it is developing in Canada. Arup is also the engineering consultant for First Hydrogen’s UK projects.

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Rob Campbell, CEO of First Hydrogen Energy, said: “Canada is an ideal place to develop green hydrogen facilities given its abundant renewable energy resources and rapidly improving policy landscape for green hydrogen. Green hydrogen is now globally recognized as an important element needed to help us decarbonize within the massive energy transition we are now entering… Project development in the United States will quickly follow given the new support for green hydrogen provided at state and federal levels. Now is the time to start building out this important infrastructure.”

Balraj Mann, CEO of First Hydrogen, added: “Green hydrogen presents an opportunity for Canada to take charge in leading the G7 nations in decarbonization. Our bountiful renewable energy resources combined with green hydrogen can materially reduce our carbon emissions and help meet our country’s goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.”