The Province of B.C. is contributing $2 million from the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund to support the engineering and design of a first-of-its-kind plant in Merritt to capture carbon dioxide and convert it to clean fuels, creating new jobs and economic opportunities in B.C.͛s cleantech sector.
“The Merritt Electro Fuels Project advances made-in-B.C. technology to capture carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere and convert it into clean fuels,” said Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low-Carbon Innovation.
“This innovative, world-leading project will support our economy͛s shift away from fossil fuels while creating new jobs and opportunities for BritishColumbians.”
Squamish-based Huron Clean Energy proposes to finance, design, build and operate a first-of-a- kind commercial plant, which will capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it into low-carbon synthetic fuels that can be used to replace standard diesel, marine and aviation fuels, through a process called Air-2-Fuels.
Huron is a licensed partner of Carbon Engineering to develop multiple clean fuel synthesis plants across Canada.
The project will use BC Hydro͛s clean and renewable hydroelectricity, and integrate green hydrogen production. This aligns with the B.C. Hydrogen Strategy, a blueprint for how renewable and low-carbon hydrogen will support B.C.͛s climate goals and create new jobs in B.C.͛s growing clean-tech sector.
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