Southeast Alberta advances establishment of Canada's second Hydrogen HUB

MEDICINE HAT, Alberta, July 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Southeast Alberta Hydrogen Task Force (Task Force) is pleased to announce the release of its foundational report, Towards Hydrogen: A Hydrogen HUB Feasibility Study for Southeast Alberta (Towards Hydrogen), laying out the region's strong potential for significant supply and demand, and a roadmap to implement hydrogen as a major fuel economy in Southeast Alberta. The Task Force is an independent public/private working group comprised of municipalities, economic development agencies and private industries. Members include the City of Medicine Hat, Brooks Newell Region, APEX Regional Innovation Network (Alberta Innovates, Community Futures – Entre Corp, and the Medicine Hat College), Palliser Economic Partnership, CF Industries, Methanex Corporation, Rockpoint Gas Storage, Campus Energy, ComTech Energy (4Refuel), and the Transition Accelerator. The report was made possible thanks in part to a federal investment of $50,000 through PrairiesCan. Towards Hydrogen, authored by Randy O. Litun, P. Eng, HUB Facilitator consultant, outlines how Southeast Alberta is well-suited to become a major merchant hydrogen generation region and Canada's second Hydrogen HUB. The report identifies and details the significant strengths and opportunities specific to the Southeast Alberta region, including high regional demand and its potential to be among the lowest-cost producers of low-carbon intensity hydrogen in North America. "Hydrogen is a vital part of our future clean energy system, and it also represents a tremendous economic opportunity," says Dinara Millington, Western Network Lead for The Transition Accelerator. "This report provides the strategic context needed for Southeast Alberta to leverage its regional strengths, expand its role in Canada's hydrogen transition, and create a foundation for long-lasting economic success." "The development of hydrogen fuel in Southeast Alberta will have a positive impact on both our economy and our environment by creating high quality jobs for Alberta's energy workers while helping Canada ... Full story available on