The second largest green hydrogen plant project in Bay Como

The second largest green hydrogen plant project in Bay Como

While Quebec just announced its first green hydrogen strategy last May, another European company is knocking on its door to build a plant in Baie Como, on the North Shore.

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In recent days, Universal Kraft Canada Inc. As a lobby group “to confirm that it has obtained a social license for a green hydrogen plant construction project”.

“Green” hydrogen is produced from electricity and “gray” hydrogen from fossil fuels. Barely 2% of the world’s hydrogen is green.

In its filing, Universal Kraft Canada Inc. , of Calgary, that it conducts its own lobbying activities for its Portuguese subsidiaries Basemotion Lda and UH2.

Founded in Sweden in 2000, Universal Kraft has specifically developed solar projects in Portugal, Spain, Malaysia and Canada.

Six ministers were targeted

In total, the company requires six ministers from Quebec, including the Minister of Economy, Pierre Fitzgibbon, and the Minister of Energy, Jonathan Julien.

In the Secretary of Energy’s office, they allegedly did not meet Universal Kraft Canada Inc. And that the company did not contact him.

After arriving in Alberta, newly registered lobbyist Edward Alberts will say no more to register Given the embryonic state of the discussions.

After Hy2Gen in February

At De Guechen du Port de Pays Como, its general manager, Karen Otis, confirmed that she is in discussion with Universal Kraft and Germany’s Hy2Gen, which has a nearly $1 billion project in its yard.

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“We talked to them. We haven’t met them in person,” she said of Universal Craft.

Last February, Caisse de depot et placement du Québec, Hy24, Mirova and Technip Energies invested $261 million in Hy2Gen.

Last year, a $15 million envelope was allocated to innovation in the hydrogen sector, in addition to a $30 million green economy plan.

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