Prince George hydrogen project to cuts emissions, brings jobs: Eby

B.C. Premier David Eby speaks during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., Tues. Jan. 9, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ethan Cairns

British Columbia Premier David Eby says a planned clean energy hydrogen project in Prince George is set to cut harmful carbon emissions and create jobs.

He says the project by Chilliwack-based Teralta Hydrogen Solutions to help fuel the nearby Canfor pulp mill has the potential to elevate Prince George as a hub for hydrogen investment in B.C.

He says Teralta’s proposal will reduce natural gas use at the mill by 25 per cent.

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Teralta says it plans to collect byproduct hydrogen from a nearby sodium chlorate production facility, where it will compress and purify the gas for energy use at the Canfor mill.

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B.C. recently introduced regulatory changes that allow gas utilities to acquire hydrogen to replace fossil fuels.

Eby is in Prince George in northern B.C. attending a series of economic, cultural and health-policy related events.

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