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Canada’s Government grants support for the 1.5 GW Nujio'qonik hydrogen project

The Canadian government has announced that it will support the development of the Nujio'qonik green hydrogen project, which will become Canada's first commercial-scale green hydrogen production facility, with the grant of CAD128m (US$95m) in debt financing. The funding will be provided by Export Development Canada (EDC) to the project developer, World Energy GH2.

Project Nujio'qonik will see the development of a complex with 1.5 GW of electrolysers on the west coast of Newfoundland and Labrador (eastern Canada). The site will be powered with electricity from over 3 GW of onshore wind farms to produce 210 kt/year of green hydrogen (or about 1.2 Mt/year of green ammonia). In its first phase, the facility will have a green ammonia output for export of some 400 kt/year. 

In Canada's National Hydrogen Strategy (2020), clean hydrogen is estimated to have the potential to deliver up to 6% of the country's final energy consumption in 2030 and 30% in 2050, abating up to 45 MtCO2eq of GHG emissions in 2030 and 190 MtCO2eq in 2050.