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Charbone and City of Selkirk to supply green hydrogen

Under the terms of the MOU, Charbone and the City of Selkirk will cooperate to define a suitable location for a green hydrogen facility.

January 19, 2022   by CM Staff

BROSSARD — Orletto Capital II Inc. and Charbone Corporation have announced that Charbone and the City of Selkirk have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding regarding the establishment of a first green hydrogen production facility in Manitoba for the supply of green hydrogen on a land owned by the City of Selkirk.

According to a company statement, Charbone will leverage its experience in the construction and development of green hydrogen production facilities as well as the selling and distribution of green hydrogen.

Under the terms of the MOU, Charbone and the City of Selkirk will cooperate to define a suitable location for a green hydrogen facility of a de-commissioned waste-water treatment plant located within the City of Selkirk.

Charbone and the City of Selkirk will evaluate the feasibility of the facility with expected initial deliveries as early as the fourth quarter of 2022. Charbone and the City of Selkirk will negotiate a monthly rental rate, as they work together with the provincial authorities or others to ensure Charbone has access to required utilities and to identify and contact potential green hydrogen users. Charbone may also provide to the City of Selkirk oxygen in the absence of market feasibility.

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“The City of Selkirk and its proximity to Winnipeg, to the USA border and the potential Manitoba customer base for Charbone around the area is a tremendous advantage for us,” said Dave B. Gagnon, Chairman and CEO of Charbone in a statement.

“The proactive collaboration of the City of Selkirk and, the different Manitoban government agencies involve into the discussion have conducted to a rapid decision to explore the potential of Charbone to install its first western Canadian green hydrogen facility and offer Manitoba and Canadian industries a new alternative clean energy solution.”