The project was publicly announced today by B.C. Premier David Eby at the Chemtrade facility, in support of the , also taking place in Prince George.
Teralta launches clean-hydrogen system to help power pulp mill in Prince George, Canada
| By Mary Bailey
Canadian hydrogen infrastructure specialist has launched a clean-hydrogen system at a pulp mill in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. The project began in 2022 as the first initiative in Teralta’s international waste-hydrogen strategy involving the development of utility-scale low-carbon hydrogen for industrial operations.“Our work is creating jobs and delivering cleaner air across the province. B.C.’s hydrogen strategy has paved the way for this project to move forward providing significant benefits to workers, the region and the whole province,” said Premier David Eby. “Teralta and their partners, Chemtrade and CANFOR Pulp are leaders in fighting climate change through creative solutions that lower carbon emissions, create good paying jobs for people, and build healthier communities.” Once the hydrogen infrastructure is in place and operational, the Prince George mill would benefit from a clean source of energy to help power the operation. The hydrogen supply would fulfill 25% of the gas energy requirements for the mill. “Using zero-emitting waste hydrogen to displace fossil fuel consumption is a common-sense solution to a long-term problem,” said Josie Osborne, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation. “Through CleanBC, our government is supporting companies like Teralta to move forward with projects that create good, sustainable jobs for local communities.” Collaboration amongst stakeholders has been critical, supporting the ongoing progression of the project. “The project is complex, but due to the strong partnerships we have forged, our progress has been consistent. Today, the building for the hydrogen processing is in place and the infrastructure to capture and upgrade the hydrogen is in the works,” said Simon Pickup, CEO at Teralta. “While clean hydrogen is recognized as an important component in achieving net zero goals, few comparable projects have come to fruition. It’s especially satisfying–as a proud BC company–that Teralta’s first successful initiative is in Prince George. The project will lay the groundwork for future initiatives here and throughout North America.”