Hatch announces support for Canada-Germany clean energy agreement
by CM Staff
EverWind Fuels LLC has engaged Hatch to support the engineering design of the initial phases of their storage terminal, located in Point Tupper.
TORONTO — Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a new partnership between Canada and Germany to establish a transatlantic hydrogen supply chain.
Hatch congratulates both governments for their leadership in accelerating efforts to deploy hydrogen in the green energy transition. Hatch believes that to achieve the global goal of a low carbon future, hydrogen will play an important role. A future with hydrogen will allow for largely separate energy systems— electricity and natural gas—to become an integrated and complementary energy network.
EverWind Fuels LLC has engaged Hatch to support the engineering design of the initial phases of their storage terminal, located in Point Tupper. The project will develop the site to be a regional green hydrogen hub for Eastern Canada by using wind power to create hydrogen and ammonia, which will then be exported using the site’s significant existing infrastructure, including a deep-water port capable of accommodating some of the largest vessels in the world. Ahead of the announcements from the Canadian and German governments, EverWind and Uniper also announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding for Uniper to purchase green ammonia from EverWind. That ammonia would be shipped to Germany, where it can be used as fuel to replace natural gas or converted back into hydrogen.
Both governments noted the opportunity for development in the Atlantic region of Canada, with Chancellor Scholz stating, “In the long run, the real potential lies in green hydrogen from the wind-rich, thinly populated Atlantic provinces.” Hatch fully agrees and we look forward to working with EverWind and other clients to bring this vision to life.
Hatch is currently providing full-service solutions along the entire value chain from business advisory to mining and processing battery-grade chemicals, to battery cell manufacturing and application, and, finally, to battery recycling.
“We are thrilled about the announcements this week that will position Canada and Germany as leaders in hydrogen and battery materials. We see the tremendous opportunities for both countries and Hatch as we lead the world in our net-zero goals and are proud to be working on these ground-breaking projects,” shared Joe Lombard, Global Managing Director, Metals, Hatch.