Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to signal hydrogen deal in Newfoundland

The challenge was registered with the province in June and is now topic to a provincial environmental evaluation

HALIFAX — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz are set to signal a inexperienced vitality settlement later this month in Newfoundland that might show pivotal to Canada’s nascent hydrogen trade.

The German authorities on Friday issued a press release confirming the settlement can be signed Aug. 23 in Stephenville, the place a Newfoundland primarily based firm plans to construct a zero-emission plant that can use wind vitality to provide hydrogen for export.

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The corporate, World Vitality GH2, has stated it desires to construct a close-by onshore wind farm to energy a hydrogen manufacturing facility on the deep-sea port at Stephenville.

The mayor of Stephenville, Tom Rose, says Trudeau and Scholz can be joined by cupboard ministers and a delegation of German enterprise leaders who will attend a inexperienced vitality commerce present earlier than the signing ceremony.

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Rose says Stephenville is a perfect place for a wind farm and hydrogen manufacturing plant as a result of the realm is thought for having a world-class “wind hall,” and it has the means to provide the massive quantities of commercial water wanted for hydrogen manufacturing.

The challenge was registered with the province in June and is now topic to a provincial environmental evaluation.

On Saturday, the Prime Minister’s Workplace confirmed Trudeau will accompany the chancellor on a quick Canadian go to that can embrace earlier stops in Montreal and Toronto, beginning Aug. 21.

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