Clean Energy Solution in Waste Hydrogen Demonstration

Thanks to a $12.2 million contribution announced by Canadian Federal Government and Sustainable Development Technology Canada, the Integrated Waste Hydrogen Utilization Project (IWHUP) in the Vancouver area will demonstrate use of hydrogen fuel emitted from a sodium chlorate manufacturing plant in the North Vancouver area.

“The Government of Canada continues to work with Canadians to research and develop clean energy solutions and innovative approaches to energy production,” said the Honorable John McCallum, Minister of National Revenue and Acting Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honorable Stephane Dion, Minister of the Environment. “By supporting projects such as the Integrated Waste Hydrogen Utilization Project, we can help build a solid foundation for moving forward on climate change and ensuring our future prosperity.” The first such application of a hydrogen fuel cell will be in the carwash industry. As part of IWHUP Easywash will make a sizable contribution to the project and be the host for the demonstration of the fuel cell system using hydrogen from the project. The fuel cell will provide the majority of the electricity demands for the carwash as well as heat the building and water used to wash vehicles. By capturing byproducts in real-life applications, this project demonstrates the viability of using hydrogen from an existing but previously untapped source, opening the door to future opportunities across Canada. “We are proud to be a part of this groundbreaking project (IWHUP) and look forward to assisting the overall development of a sustainable hydrogen energy economy in Canada,” said Geoff Baker, Easywash president.
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