GH Power’s breakthrough reactor to propel Canada’s green hydrogen dominance

Canadian company GH Power and its team of world-class engineers led by CEO Dave White are bringing the world green hydrogen, high-quality heat and green alumina that can be fed into the grid using proprietary reactor technology that relies on only two inputs, creating zero waste and zero carbon emissions.

Distinguished as the first of its kind, the reactor derives baseload energy and hydrogen through the rapid oxidation of metal in water. Designed for modularity and scalability, this hydrogen system empowers local microgrids to furnish reliable green energy solutions across diverse global contexts, even in remote locations. Characterised by its exothermic, self-sustaining, and noiseless operation, the reactor is deployable within proximity to energy users.

For Canada’s vision of becoming a prominent hydrogen superpower, this reactor signifies substantial progress in the low-carbon hydrogen domain, with commercial operations set to commence in Q4 2023.

Canada’s momentum in the clean energy transition received an impetus last year, marked by a Joint Declaration of Intent with Germany. This collaboration underscores commitments to advance hydrogen projects, bolster supply chains, establish a transatlantic supply corridor, and export clean Canadian hydrogen to Europe by 2025.

GH Power’s hydrogen reactor holds a central role in this partnership, securing $2.2 million in federal funding from the National Research Council of Canada. Aligned with the Canada-Germany commitment, this award supports refining the reactor’s fuel mixture and enhancing high-purity alumina production.

“Unlocking the potential of hydrogen is an essential part of our government’s plan for a sustainable economic future, not just for the domestic opportunities for emissions reductions but also for its potential as an export opportunity: to provide clean energy to countries around the globe,” the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, said following the signing of the alliance deal with Germany.

“Green hydrogen is an important key for a climate-neutral economy. We must resolutely pursue climate change mitigation in order to secure our prosperity and freedom. This is more important and urgent than ever at this time,” German Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck said. “The Hydrogen Alliance between Canada and Germany is a significant milestone as we accelerate the international market rollout of green hydrogen and clear the way for new transatlantic cooperation. Specifically, we aim to build up a transatlantic supply chain for green hydrogen. The first shipments from Canada to Germany are to begin as early as 2025.”

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