Québec is one of the few places in the world where it is possible to produce “green” hydrogen. Hydrogen is said to be “green” when it is produced using renewable energy.
Currently, 95% of the hydrogen consumed worldwide is said to be “gray” because it is produced from natural gas or coal. The combustion of hydrogen generates only heat and water vapour.
This versatile renewable energy shows great potential for contributing to Québec’s energy transition because it can meet several needs: production of heat, electricity, synthetic fuels and chemical products; storage of electricity; steel production, etc.
In the transportation sector, fuel cell vehicles (FCV) using hydrogen as fuel are starting to become available and offer a number of advantages: fast charging, a range of approximately 500 km and consistent performance in cold weather.