Bringing hydrogen to life

Atura Power is building Ontario’s biggest hydrogen electrolyzer facility to produce clean, green hydrogen and exploring opportunities to establish other hydrogen hubs around Ontario.

The future of energy is low-carbon

The benefits of hydrogen

With its ability to be used in many applications, low-carbon hydrogen has the potential to reduce or offset emissions throughout Ontario’s economy. That’s because Atura Power’s hydrogen portfolio involves green or low-carbon hydrogen that will initially be produced using hydroelectricity from Niagara Falls.

Hydrogen can be used as an alternative to oil and gas to power energy-intensive industries such as fertilizer, iron and steel manufacturing. It can also replace diesel fuel in heavy duty vehicles like trucks, trains and ships. To reduce the emissions associated with electricity generation, hydrogen can be blended with natural gas. It is also an energy dense way to store power when demand is high and other low emitting sources of energy, like wind and solar, are unavailable.

Because of its many benefits, hydrogen will have an increasingly important role to play in powering low-carbon economic growth as we accelerate the energy transition, and Atura Power is making sure Ontario is at the forefront of these opportunities.

How hydrogen is produced

While there are several ways that hydrogen can be produced, the lowest carbon intensity pathway is via green hydrogen, which uses clean, renewable electricity to split water molecules (H2O) into hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O). Atura Power plans to produce hydrogen this way using clean, renewable power from Niagara Falls at the Niagara Hydrogen Centre.

At the Niagara Hydrogen Centre, Atura is building a 20 MW electrolyzer facility to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen gas created will then be compressed and transported around Ontario to those needing a clean, reliable fuel, such as Atura Power’s own combined cycle electricity generating stations. Atura Power is also exploring storing hydrogen in underground salt caves in southern Ontario.

Niagara Hydrogen Centre

Learn more about Atura Power’s ground-breaking green hydrogen production facility, located near the Sir Adam Beck II Generating Station in Niagara Falls, Ont.