Edmonton International will test hydrogen technologies
Edmonton International Airport (AIE) in Canada will become a testing ground for new clean technologies and hydrogen.
Testing work and development of the technologies will begin several times in 2022 and continue through 2023. Examples of some of the technologies will be tested at the EIA, including hydrogen-powered passenger shuttles, fuel conversions hydrogen for industrial vehicles and hydrogen refueling. public access stations as well as in aviation.
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As part of the Canadian Hydrogen Convention held in Edmonton, Alberta, the EIA announces several new agreements with companies, including Mitsui and Toyota, several Canadian and Alberta companies, and a Government of Japan investment agency . Combined, these agreements aim to position the airport as a key driver of hydrogen demand and support the growth of the Edmonton Hydrogen Hub. Along with this initiative, EIA also announced the construction of the 627-acre Airport City Solar Farm.
Tom Ruth, President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport, said, “Today is an incredible day for our airport and our region. We believe in a sustainable future, a future where technology and emerging energies will help us achieve carbon neutrality in the years to come. Beyond that, our Airport City Sustainability Campus can help create demand for hydrogen and provide real-world test scenarios that will encourage private investment in the Greater Edmonton region’s hydrogen industry.
Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, said, “Edmonton International Airport is a major transportation hub and economic engine, not only for our city, but for all of Western Canada. It is a leader in driving demand for hydrogen technologies, helping to position Edmonton as a leader in the growing hydrogen economy. Our government is committed to unlocking Edmonton’s hydrogen potential, and we look forward to working with the EIA and other partners to capitalize on this opportunity for the region and ensure that the evolution of energy leaves no one behind.
Malcolm Bruce, CEO of Edmonton Global, said, “Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is Canada’s airport of innovation. The EIA and the partners they bring together prove that net zero can be achieved and can become a catalyst for growth. Today’s announcements are further proof that the world is watching and, better yet, investing in EIA’s vision for the future.
Myron Keehn, Vice President of Air Services, Business Development, ESG and Government Relations at EIA, said, “EIA has a proven track record of driving economic prosperity in a sustainable way. We believe hydrogen will be a key technology for our airport and the aviation industry to decarbonize and reduce emissions. We are excited to work with local and international partners to build the growing hydrogen economy in the Edmonton metro area, using our Airport City Sustainability Campus as a magnet to attract investment, create jobs and drive growth. economic.