After spending years advancing a Canadian east coast LNG mission, Bear Head Vitality Inc. is formally shifting ahead with a hydrogen facility as a zero-carbon gasoline of the long run.
Houston-based Buckeye Companions LP final Might accomplished its takeover of the Bear Head liquefied pure fuel mission in Nova Scotia. On the time, Buckeye had outlined plans to remake the dormant fuel export mission into “a large-scale inexperienced hydrogen hub.”
Public remark with the Nova Scotia Environmental Evaluation Department ended Thursday on the proposed hydrogen mission. The sponsors predicted there might be 40-60 export cargos/12 months when markets mature for hydrogen.
A ruling on subsequent approval steps is scheduled by the province in April.
“Buckeye has a protracted historical past of efficiently growing, developing, proudly owning, and working giant scale power infrastructure tasks,” said Bear Head in its report outlining the power.
“With roughly 5,500 miles of pipelines, 135 inland and marine terminals and over 130 million barrels of tank capability, Buckeye has one of many largest power midstream portfolios with operations all through the U.S. and the Caribbean.”
As well as, Buckeye famous that it’s advancing “a number of power transition and decarbonization initiatives past the mission described on this proposal. These embody alternatives in low-carbon power sources reminiscent of photo voltaic, wind, hydrogen, biofuels and LNG.”
Extra particulars weren’t disclosed.
The revamped plant as designed would use wind turbine-generated energy for electrolysis to separate 4 million gallons/day of water into hydrogen and water. The hydrogen can be paired with nitrogen for export as liquid anhydrous ammonia.
Undertaking preparations have included conferences with communities close to Bear Head’s Level Tupper industrial website on an ice-free sea channel between Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island.
An identical wind-powered hydrogen plan has been proposed in Newfoundland as Undertaking Nujio’qonik GH2 by CFFI Ventures, Horizon Maritime, World Vitality and DOB Academy.
Bear Head secured approvals in 2004 to import pure fuel, and it obtained an export allow in 2016. The up to date bundle contains agreements with the Meeting of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs, Nova Scotia Building Labor Relations Affiliation and Cape Breton unions.
The $150 million spent for the LNG proposal has included constructing roads, jumbo tank foundations, and website preparations. Extra prices haven’t been disclosed.