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Hydrogen production demo plant to develop energy technology

Regina, SK – A new $3.7 million hydrogen production demonstration plant being set up at the University of Regina has just learned it is receiving $1.44 million in funding from Saskatchewans provincial government.

HTC Purenergy, a Regina-based energy technology company, is leading a consortium to build the plant and is developing technology in conjunction with the International Test Centre (ITC) for carbon dioxide capture.

Members of the HTC-led consortium include HTC, the ITC, the University of Regina, Pinnacle Industrial Services of Regina, Milligan Bio-Tech of Foam Lake, Poundmaker AgVentures and Dumur Industries. Sustainable Development Technology Canada recently provided $1.09 million for the project.

A successful demonstration of HTC technology will allow users to make hydrogen using bio-based feedstocks, particularly pre-distilled ethanol and a bio-diesel by-product glycerol. The technology has the potential to lower the cost of ethanol and bio-diesel production. HTC’s technology is adaptable and capable of being used by every size of producer and capable of solving the long-standing transportation and storage cost barriers to hydrogen market growth.