The Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance signed in Stephenville, NL, on August 23, 2022, by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz sets the stage for significant opportunities for Canadian and German businesses and will help to accelerate the global energy transition.
- formalizes collaborative efforts by Canada and Germany to advance renewable hydrogen technologies
- accelerates the global energy transition and safeguards international energy security
- acknowledges that renewable and low-carbon hydrogen will play an essential role in meeting global energy needs and decarbonizing our industries
- supports cooperation between the two countries in expanding the global hydrogen economy.
- enables Canadian companies to more easily deploy their technologies in the German market
- provides German companies with opportunities to invest in growing manufacturing capabilities in Canada.
The Atlantic Hydrogen Alliance strongly supports the signing of the Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance. This agreement will kickstart renewable hydrogen development and is an exciting first step toward establishing a renewable hydrogen economy here in Atlantic Canada, and that’s the primary goal of the Atlantic Hydrogen Alliance. We believe renewable hydrogen will create significant opportunities for our region and lead to economic and climate benefits for both countries for many years to come.
Industry & Community Endorsement
Industry and community partners: show your support by endorsing the accord here.
Pattern EnergyView Member Profile →
Pattern Energy strongly supports the Atlantic Hydrogen Alliance. Green hydrogen is the next renewable frontier and Newfoundland is uniquely positioned to take advantage. As one of the world's leading clean energy developers and one of Canada's largest wind power operators, Pattern Energy has the experience and expertise to develop a world-class wind-powered green fuels production and export facility located at the Port of Argentia.
EverWind FuelsView Member Profile →
EverWind Fuels fully supports the Joint declaration of intent between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany on establishing a Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance. EverWind has a plan and partnerships in place, which if supported by Federal and Nova Scotia governments, can meet the goal of exporting green hydrogen to Germany by 2025 from our facility in Point Tupper, Nova Scotia.
Red Earth Energyhttps://redearthenergy.ca/
The H2 Canada Joint Venture Project with partners Miawpukek First Nation, Red Earth Energy, Infinite Green Energy, and Frontier Impact Group fully endorses the Canada / Germany Hydrogen Alliance. The event in Stephenville on August 23rd was historical and transformational and our JV is fully committed to helping our European partners with energy security. Our company is building relationships with First Nations communities in Canada to take action to avoid the worst effects of climate change so that together, we can build a sustainable future for our communities and families and prosper with mutual respect and co-operation.
Wood plc.View Member Profile →
"We fully support the Atlantic Hydrogen Alliance initiative and we would be more than happy to support the early phase design aspects of this prestigious Wind and Green Hydrogen project in Canada."
Operations Manager - Wood Power and Process BU - Oakville
International Green Hydrogen Alliance (IGH2A)https://igh2a.org/
"Canada’s Atlantic is one of the best-equipped regions to establish a hydrogen hub and enable widespread green hydrogen adoption."
Port of HalifaxView Member Profile →
“Ports have a unique role, not only for their own decarbonisation but more broadly in assisting municipalities and provinces with energy transition. Ports that are in provinces or countries where there is a viable supply of renewal energy, are well-positioned to explore the potential for exporting excess energy through transmission mediums like hydrogen derivatives. The Halifax Port Authority is actively engaged with industry and government to enable this energy transition and cement the appropriate role of ports in this market.”
Cpt. Allan Gray, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority
Atlantica Centre for EnergyView Member Profile →
“The historic visit of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Atlantic Canada sends a powerful message with respect to our region’s vast clean and renewable energy potential, skilled workforce and innovative private sector. To take advantage of the opportunities presented by a hydrogen economy, all four Atlantic provinces must collaborate and work quickly toward a clear and aligned regulatory environment to support the investment required.”
Michelle Robichaud, President, Atlantica Centre for Energy
Eastward EnergyView Member Profile →
“To achieve Nova Scotia’s ambitious net-zero emissions target, the Province must transform how energy is produced and used. This energy transition will need more renewable fuels, like hydrogen, that can be produced at large scale, stored, and used to decarbonize sectors that will be difficult to electrify, such as heavy transportation, the marine sector, and industrial processes”.
John Hawkins, President, Heritage Gas
Next Hydrogen Corp.View Member Profile →
“Canada has a rich history in developing innovative hydrogen technologies. This, combined with abundant renewable energy resources, positions the country to be a leading exporter of green hydrogen globally. As the leading Canadian water electrolyser manufacturer, Next Hydrogen is fully committed to supporting this green hydrogen/ammonia project in Stephenville.”
Mr. Raveel Afzaal, President and CEO, Next Hydrogen Corp.
Net Zero AtlanticView Member Profile →
“According to recent studies coordinated by our team, hydrogen can be an essential part of Atlantic Canada’s energy mix by meeting up to 20% of the region’s energy demand by 2050 and closing decarbonization gaps in sectors where GHG emissions will be difficult to abate. We believe renewable hydrogen will create significant opportunities for the entire Atlantic region and support continued progress toward achieving net-zero emissions."
Alisdair McLean, Executive Director, Net Zero Atlantic