Exploring “Radical decarbonization” or “low to no carbon fuels”

Our team has created an initial systems map and identified two main transition pathways towards FutureFit Hydrocarbons:

  1. Supporting electrification, while using hydrocarbons to produce electricity with carbon capture and storage.
  2. Producing hydrogen and utilizing carbon as a material.

Guided by Canadian Energy Systems Research and Analysis (CESAR’s) research findings on the ‘future of freight’, and in partnership with a dozen organizations, including CESAR and a number of freight carriers, a diverse coalition is currently developing a demonstration project. The goal is to demonstrate the ability of hydrogen-powered freight transport by building and operating a few zero-emission fuel cell electric transport trucks which will utilize hydrogen produced via steam methane reforming (SMR) in the province.