Quantum Technology Corp. of British Columbia, Canada, a leader in cryogenic technology celebrating 41 years in business, has completed the engineering design for Phase 1 of an ambitious project to provide green hydrogen for light and heavy transportation on the main Canadian corridor.
More than 40 refueling stations are strategically located between Quebec City, Quebec and Vancouver, British Columbia, as part of this project. The stations will be supplied with liquid hydrogen from four hydrogen liquefiers in multiple provinces, all of which will be fueled by renewable energy. By 2025, the total capacity of the green hydrogen supply that will be produced during Phase 1 of the project will replace about 2,000 barrels of oil per day (280 tons of gas/diesel avoided daily). As the infrastructure for transit is expanded, the capacity will increase. The project is expected to be worth $300,000,000 CAD. Quantum Technology is now in active negotiations with power and transportation firms to load the plants/distribution network upon launch.
Green hydrogen can be utilized as a clean fuel in fuel cells, with the only byproducts being energy and water (and a small amount of heat). This allows liquid hydrogen to power zero-emission cars, unlike gasoline and diesel.
Hydrogen in its natural gaseous state occupies a great deal of area, making cheap transport from hydrogen generating facilities impossible. Prior to transportation, liquifying hydrogen compresses the chemical to about 900 times its original condition, making the procedure commercially and financially viable.
In Squamish, British Columbia, Quantum Technology is currently testing a medium-sized hydrogen liquefier. The liquefier can liquefy up to 1,500 kilos of hydrogen per day, which is sufficient to fuel 1,500 zero-emission hydrogen-powered automobiles. The system was exhibited during a recent hydrogen invitational day that was attended by potential investors, hydrogen partners, and prominent government officials.
Quantum Technology seeks strategic partners, investors, and customers to expedite the development of the hydrogen infrastructure in Canada and the United States.