EnCana and the Province of New Brunswick Provide Support
FREDERICTON, June 24 /CNW/ - Atlantic Hydrogen Inc.(AHI), a clean energy
technology developer, is launching a large-scale demonstration project of its
CarbonSaver(TM) technology, which creates a lower emissions natural gas fuel.
The three-year, $10 million demonstration project will focus on validating the
technology at commercial pressures and flow rates, placing a value on the
extracted carbon and developing a commercialization strategy.
EnCana Corporation (TSX, NYSE: ECA), through its Environmental Innovation
Fund, is contributing $3 million to the project and the Province of New
Brunswick, through the Climate Action Fund and Canada's ecoTrust for Clear Air
and Climate Change, is contributing $2 million. This demonstration project
represents the final phase in Atlantic Hydrogen's preparation of the
CarbonSaver(TM) for commercial markets.
"The funding from this new partnership will help us advance
CarbonSaver(TM) towards commercial application by supporting tests of the
technology's capabilities on a significantly larger scale," says David Wagner,
President and CEO of AHI. "At the completion of the demonstration project,
CarbonSaver(TM) is expected to be ready for use in power plants, compressors,
natural gas vehicle refueling and even home and commercial heating."
Natural gas is already among the world's cleanest burning energy sources
and CarbonSaver(TM) has the potential to make it even more environmentally
friendly by further reducing carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide air emissions
from natural gas combustion. Attaching CarbonSaver(TM) to a natural gas fuel
line creates hydrogen enriched natural gas (HENG) as it extracts solid carbon
and reduces CO2 emissions. The removed carbon can then be sold for use in
products such as inks, dyes and plastics.
"The Government of New Brunswick is pleased to make this significant
Climate Action Fund investment in this project," says Minister of Business New
Brunswick Greg Byrne. "This technology has the potential to be highly
effective in helping our province to reach the goals of the New Brunswick
Climate Change Action Plan, achieve environmental sustainability and remain
positioned to be self-sufficient by 2026."
"EnCana is committed to finding ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
through the development of new technology," says Larry Weiers, EnCana's
Vice-President of Energy Technology and Research. "Our Environmental
Innovation Fund allows us to develop partnerships with companies, such as
Atlantic Hydrogen, that are on the leading edge of creating innovative
solutions that result in cleaner and lower emissions."
The three-year demonstration project is scheduled to start this summer.
The results are expected to lead to the commercialization of the
CarbonSaver(TM) technology and the emergence of Atlantic Hydrogen as a leader
in clean energy technology development.
About Atlantic Hydrogen Inc.:
Atlantic Hydrogen Inc. is a New Brunswick-based clean technology company
commercializing CarbonSaver(TM), a patent-pending plasma process for on-site
generation of hydrogen-enriched natural gas (HENG). This innovative reforming
technology helps establish a pathway to a low emission economy that includes
For more information;
David Wagner, President and CEO
(506) 460-8184 ext 820 email@example.com
About the Province of New Brunswick's Climate Action Fund and Canada's
ecoTrust for Clean Air and Climate Change:
Established from New Brunswick's portion of the federal government's
"Canada Eco-Trust for Clean Air and Climate Change", the $34-million New
Brunswick Climate Action Fund is used to support projects that are in keeping
with the goals of the New Brunswick Climate Change Action Plan. The three-year
fund is dedicated to public-sector, private-sector and not-for-profit
initiatives that will result in reductions or avoidance of greenhouse-gas
emissions and air pollution throughout the province.
For more information;
Mike Wesson, Communications, New Brunswick Environment
About EnCana Corporation:
With an enterprise value of approximately US$80 billion, EnCana is a
leading North American unconventional natural gas and integrated oil company.
By partnering with employees, community organizations and other businesses,
EnCana contributes to the strength and sustainability of the communities where
it operates. EnCana common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock
exchanges under the symbol ECA.
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