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Natural gas pushed by Canadian hydrogen sector to address climate change


April 5, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

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Canada’s production of hydrogen is categorized as mostly grey, according to the colour-coded system for distinguishing hydrogen among blue, green and grey.

Although carbon dioxide isn’t emitted through hydrogen use, its production process does emit the gas. The industry is pressing the federal government for natural gas to be used in hydrogen production to address climate change.

The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association’s chief executive officer said roles must be given to both blue and green hydrogen to help Canada reach its 2050 net-zero carbon emissions goal. Environmental Defence Canada, a non-government organization, is a supporter of green hydrogen because the fuel is produced from renewable electricity that leaves a smaller carbon footprint than natural gas.

To read the full story from The Globe and Mail, click here.

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