TC Energy Corporation is reviewing its proposal for a hydrogen production center on 140 acres in Crossfield, Alberta, where the Company runs a natural gas storage facility, with the help and participation of our partner Nikola Corporation.
The program will be showcased at Edmonton, Alberta’s first-ever Canadian Hydrogen Convention. The project will require the usual regulatory permits, and TC Energy anticipates making a final investment decision by the end of 2023.
Corey Hessen, Executive Vice President, and President, Power, Storage & Origination, stated that “at TC Energy, we are energy problem solvers.” We’ve designated our Crossfield facility as a center to create and deliver hydrogen to serve long-haul transportation, power production, major industries, and heating clients throughout the United States and Canada because of our commitment to developing low-carbon solutions for businesses.
The hub’s core client for its long-haul fuel cell electric cars will be Nikola, a Phoenix, Arizona-based company that leads the world in zero-emission transportation and energy infrastructure solutions. Long-haul trucks frequently travel through Alberta’s southern region. In order to find and establish centers for the production of hydrogen in North America, TC Energy, and Nikola previously announced a cooperative development agreement.
With the potential to generate 150 tonnes per day in the future, the planned center would initially create an estimated 60 tonnes of hydrogen daily. In a chemical plant, natural gas is reacted to separate hydrogen and carbon dioxide, which is then used to make hydrogen. In order to achieve clean energy regulations, the CO2 produced during this process is subsequently caught and sequestered.
The 68 billion cubic feet of natural gas are stored at TC Energy’s Crossfield Gas Storage facility, 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Calgary.