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Thiozen announces funding from provincial government for project in Alberta

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Global Hydrogen Review,


Thiozen, the first company to produce clean hydrogen from 'sour gas' waste streams, has received a total of $3.2 million in funding for a clean hydrogen project in Alberta, Canada.

Administered by Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) and Alberta Innovates, the funding is part of an overall $57 million commitment by the Government of Alberta to support 28 projects that advance the hydrogen economy, reduce emissions, and create jobs in Alberta.

Projects cover the spectrum of hydrogen production, storage, transmission, distribution, and usage. The Thiozen project will produce zero-emission hydrogen, which will be used to decarbonise onsite operations as a way of addressing one of the energy industry's leading challenges: finding economically viable ways to decarbonise remote industrial locations.

"The Government of Alberta recognises that sour gas processing is a major cost associated with energy supply, and appreciates both the economic and environmental value of removing the hydrogen sulfide and producing a new energy stream in hydrogen," said Ryan Gillis, co-founder and President at Thiozen. "We're honoured to be selected to participate in this project and to help Alberta leverage an entirely new method of producing hydrogen."

Thiozen will use ERA funding to install its proprietary technology at a gas processing site in Alberta. The Thiozen platform will facilitate the 'de-souring' – or removal – of hydrogen sulfide from the sour natural gas streams while simultaneously generating zero-emission hydrogen.

"Hydrogen has the potential to transform global energy markets and to create trillions of dollars of economic activity," said Nate Glubish, Minister of Technology and Innovation with ERA. "Alberta's government is committed to investing in new technologies to develop a hydrogen market and to ensure that Alberta is the Hydrogen capital of Canada. These investments will help to grow and diversify our economy and secure our future as a global energy powerhouse for generations to come."

If successful, the eight projects funded through ERA's Accelerating Hydrogen Challenge are expected to deliver annual greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions of 13 000 t, cumulative reductions of 81 000 t by 2030, and 493 000 t by 2050.

"Thiozen's selection by the Government of Alberta reflects the urgency of finding efficient decarbonisation strategies for some of Canada's most important industries," said Gillis. "This is truly a transformational moment for Canada's hydrogen economy and for the energy industry as a whole."

Read the article online at: https://www.globalhydrogenreview.com/hydrogen/03072024/thiozen-announces-funding-from-provincial-government-for-project-in-alberta/

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