One of the main export partners of a European hub for green energy is considered to be Nova Scotia.
A group from Belgium, led by the nation’s ambassador to Canada, is in Halifax to look into possible collaborations to import green hydrogen as a substitute for fossil fuels in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia and Belgium both aspire to be global leaders in renewable energy and are dedicated to achieving net-zero emissions by the year 2050, but doing so will require them to forge ahead despite market uncertainties.
Nova Scotia and Belgium already have substantial trade ties. The third-largest commercial partner of Nova Scotia is Belgium, following the US and Germany.
Van Gheel claims that while they have experience in offshore energy development and can offer assistance with infrastructure development and strategy, they are searching for green hydrogen coming from Canada.
Belgium is searching for green energy partners to import not just for themselves but also for the entirety of Europe.
The plan from EverWind Fuels to build an environmentally friendly hydrogen and ammonia production facility at Point Tupper, Nova Scotia, was authorized earlier this week by the province’s Department of Environment and Climate Change. It is the first independently funded green hydrogen and green ammonia project to receive environmental approval in North America.