Charbone and the City of Selkirk have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding regarding the establishment of Manitoba’s first green hydrogen production facility for the supply of green hydrogen on land owned by the City of Selkirk, according to Orletto Capital II Inc. and Charbone Corporation.
Charbone will use its experience in the building and development of green hydrogen production facilities, as well as the selling and distribution of green hydrogen, according to a company statement.
According to the MOU, Charbone and the City of Selkirk will work together to identify a suitable location for a green hydrogen factory at a decommissioned waste-water treatment plant in Selkirk.
The facility’s viability will be assessed by Charbone and the City of Selkirk, with first deliveries scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2022. Charbone and the City of Selkirk will work together with provincial authorities or others to guarantee Charbone has access to essential utilities and to find and contact prospective green hydrogen customers, as well as to negotiate a monthly leasing cost. In the lack of commercial viability, Charbone may potentially give oxygen to the City of Selkirk.
“The City of Selkirk’s closeness to Winnipeg, the United States border and the potential Manitoba client base for Charbone in the region is a significant benefit for us,” stated Dave B. Gagnon, Chairman, and CEO of Charbone.
“The proactive collaboration of the City of Selkirk and the various Manitoban government agencies involved in the discussion has led to a quick decision to investigate the potential of Charbone to build its first western Canadian green hydrogen facility and provide Manitoba and Canadian industries with a new alternative clean energy solution.”