Green hydrogen

Green hydrogen can help reduce fossil fuel use and help Nova Scotia meet the province’s climate change goals. It’s a clean burning fuel made with renewable energy.

About green hydrogen

Hydrogen is a gas. It is produced by splitting water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. When hydrogen is produced using renewable electricity like wind power, it’s called green hydrogen.

Green hydrogen is a clean burning fuel made with renewable energy. There are no greenhouse gas emissions when green hydrogen is produced, stored or burned.

Benefits of green hydrogen

Green hydrogen is beneficial to Nova Scotia because it:

  • is a clean alternative to fossil fuels because it doesn't create greenhouse gas emissions
  • can be transported easily and stored for weeks or months (it can meet energy needs in the winter)
  • can help industrial processes, heavy transportation and the marine sector to use less fossil fuels
  • can be used in Nova Scotia or be exported to international markets to help meet global clean energy needs

Nova Scotia’s green hydrogen advantage

Nova Scotia has the necessary resources and expertise for developing a green hydrogen industry. The province has:

  • abundant wind resources (onshore and offshore)
  • a gas distribution system that can be used to transport green hydrogen
  • proximity to European markets seeking clean fuel options
  • fresh water in large quantities
  • land for facilities
  • deep, ice-free and underused harbours
  • well-established port services
  • experienced, capable and competitive supply chain and workforce
  • academic researchers with expertise in clean technology
  • reputation as a leader in emerging technologies
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