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AP | Canada, Germany aim to start hydrogen shipments in 2025, 24 Aug

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz signed the deal in the port town of Stephenville, Newfoundland. A Canadian company has plans to build a zero-emission plant that will use wind energy to produce hydrogen [fuel] and ammonia [fertilizer feedstock] for [seaborne] export.
"The market case and the need to scale up was coming and wasn't quite here yet. Russia's illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine has meant that everything gets accelerated," Trudeau said.
zero-emission mining?
The Canadian government earlier Tuesday signed separate agreements with Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz that will see the two German auto manufacturers secure access to Canadian raw materials for batteries in electric vehicles. The agreements include Canadian cobalt, graphite, nickel and lithium.
CBC | N.L. government lifts 15-year ban on onshore wind farms, 5 Apr 2022
The announcement comes as Ottawa contemplates giving the green light to offshore oil project, Bay du Nord. The Equinor-led proposal would see an estimated 300 million barrels of oil pumped out of the sea floor, with production slated to begin close to the end of this decade [2029].

It also coincides with the rebranding of the province's oil and gas regulator, which has dropped the word "petroleum" from its name in favour of "energy" and is now the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Energy Board.

[Industry, Energy and Technology Minister Andrew] Parsons said the government expects a demand for renewables continuing into the future.

Green Energy Mix | Newfoundland Wind Farm Would Power Coastal Green Hydrogen Plant, 17 July
The [environmental assessment] story is developing as the Innu Nation works its way through a feasibility study with Fortescue Future Industries, a division of Australian industrial giant Fortescue Metals Group, for a green hydrogen project attached to a proposed 2,250-GW hydropower project at Gull Island. It's a site on the Lower Churchill River in Labrador that provincial utility Nalcor has been touting [pdf] for its hydro potential for at least a decade.

Fortescue has been interested in Gull Island since April, 2020, and signed a memorandum of understanding with the Innu in October, 2021, SaltWire reported in January. "Fortescue is all about, and has, a singular mandate of producing green hydrogen and bringing a new energy pathway to the world that's not dependent on fossil fuels," said Stephen Appleton, the country's Canadian country manager.

The clock began ticking on the wind farm project June 21, when the four-member [?]
The Board may also establish "National Chapters", which shall serve to bring together a wide group of stakeholders at a national level to further the mission of the Foundation.[gh2_Acte constitutif.pdf (09.03.2022 Suisse):p 10/13]
World Energy GH2 partnership [?] filed a proposal with the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Climate Change for the Port au Port-Stephenville Wind Power and Hydrogen Generation Project, Wreckhouse Weekly News reports. The wind farm, also known as Project Nujio'qonik GH2, would generate up to a gigawatt of electricity from a maximum 164 onshore turbines on the Port Au Port Peninsula, on Newfoundland's west coast. ... Provincial Energy Minister Andrew Parsons lifted a 15-year ban on onshore wind turbines April 5, just three days before federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault issued what one critic called a "slap in the face" to climate action by approving the [CAD] 9.4-billion Bay du Nord offshore oil and gas megaproject....
yahoo! CISION | Site of World Energy GH2's Pioneering Green Hydrogen Project to Host Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau, Germany's Chancellor Scholz and Corporate Leaders, 22 Aug
About World Energy GH2
World Energy GH2 is a subsidiary of World Energy which delivers solutions to those leading the push toward net-zero carbon transport. World Energy GH2's Project Nujio'qonik is a consortium of Canadian partners investigating the feasibility of the construction and operation of cost-effective green hydrogen/ammonia from wind power in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
by Cat on Wed Aug 24th, 2022 at 02:58:14 PM EST

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