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HOPA explores green hydrogen with Atura Power

April 28, 2023
By MRO staff

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The Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Atura Power to provide them with green hydrogen.

As one of 17 Canadian port authorities and the largest on the Great Lakes, HOPA operates facilities in Hamilton, Oshawa, and Niagara. HOPA is investigating the use of green hydrogen from Atura Power to decarbonize both its operations and that of its customers. The hydrogen will be produced at the Niagara Hydrogen Centre on the Niagara River.

“Atura Power is uniquely positioned to lead low-carbon hydrogen production and help decarbonize Ontario’s broader economy,” says Shelley Babin, president and CEO, Atura Power. “We look forward to working with partners like the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority, who are leading the marine industry towards environmental excellence.”

Once complete, Atura Power’s Niagara Hydrogen Centre will have a 20-megawatt electrolyzer system, making it Ontario’s largest green hydrogen facility. It is expected to be operational by the second half of 2024.

“With facilities throughout southern Ontario, HOPA has the potential ability to store and distribute hydrogen for industrial and transportation uses as adoption increases,” says Ian Hamilton, HOPA president and CEO. “HOPA is thrilled to be collaborating with Atura Power as a leader in this field, working together to accelerate decarbonization in the Great Lakes region.”

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