The Government of Québec announced plans to build the province’s first public hydrogen refueling station in Québec City.
The station, to be located at 5101 Boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel, in Québec City, will be equipped with an electrolyzer allowing on-site production of hydrogen by electrolysis of water, a process based entirely on electricity.
“Hydrogen must be seen as a subject of interest for the next steps of transportation electrification in an energy transition context,” said Pierre Moreau, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources. “To implement efficient measures tomorrow, we must take an interest in it today. I am therefore glad to see this station project take shape thanks to the vision of the Gouvernement du Québec and the leadership of Transition énergétique Québec.”
This first “multi-energy” service station, owned by Harnois Groupe pétrolier, will offer motorists electricity, hydrogen and conventional fuels at the same point of sale. The station will be equipped with two electric charging terminals from Hydro-Québec’s The Electric Circuit. It will also feature a hydrogen refuelling station, built by Hydrogenics, a company specializing in the design, manufacturing and installation of clean hydrogen production systems.
“For a long time, Québec City has supported new types of sustainable transportation solutions, particularly electric and hybrid cars, which are quietly reaching their mass adoption phase,” said Régis Labeaume, Mayor of Québec City. “By welcoming this first hydrogen refuelling station to our territory, we are taking another major step to favour ecological and sustainable mobility in Québec City.”
The project, associated with an investment of $5.2 million, will benefit from $2.9 million in government financial assistance through Transition énergétique Québec.