Canfor Pulp’s Prince George mill to be powered with Teralta’s clean hydrogen system
January 17, 2024 By P&PC Staff
Teralta has launched the company’s clean hydrogen system at Canfor’s Prince George pulp mill in British Columbia.
The project began in 2022 as the first initiative in Teralta’s international waste hydrogen strategy involving the development of utility-scale low-carbon hydrogen for industrial operations.
The project was publicly announced on January 16 by B.C. Premier David Eby at the Chemtrade facility, in support of the 21st Annual BC Natural Resources Forum, also taking place in Prince George.
“Our work is creating jobs and delivering cleaner air across the province. B.C.’s hydrogen strategy has paved the way for this project to move forward providing significant benefits to workers, the region and the whole province,” said Premier David Eby. “Teralta and their partners, Chemtrade and CANFOR Pulp are leaders in fighting climate change through creative solutions that lower carbon emissions, create good paying jobs for people, and build healthier communities.”
Once the hydrogen infrastructure is in place and operational, the Prince George mill will reportedly benefit from a clean source of energy to help power the operation. The hydrogen supply will fulfill 25 percent of the gas energy requirements for the mill.
Collaboration amongst stakeholders has been critical, supporting the ongoing progression of the project.
“The project is complex, but due to the strong partnerships we have forged, our progress has been consistent. Today, the building for the hydrogen processing is in place and the infrastructure to capture and upgrade the hydrogen is in the works,” said Simon Pickup, CEO at Teralta. “While clean hydrogen is recognized as an important component in achieving net zero goals, few comparable projects have come to fruition. It’s especially satisfying–as a proud BC company – that Teralta’s first successful initiative is in Prince George. The project will lay the groundwork for future initiatives here and throughout North America.”
“We are a company committed to continuous improvement and reducing our overall footprint. As a producer of clean hydrogen, we have been looking at ways we can capture this energy source and provide it as a carbon-free alternative to local markets. When Teralta approached us, regarding this project, it was a natural fit,” said Scott Rook, president and CEO for Chemtrade Logistics. “The Prince George project is an excellent opportunity for the community and for the business, aligning perfectly with Chemtrade’s commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance principles and to our Responsible Care mandate.”
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