QUÉBEC - In a ceremony yesterday the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Pierre Moreau and the Mayor of Québec City, Régis Labeaume unveiled Québec City’s first hydrogen refuelling station
The station will be Quebec's first public station and will be owned by Harnois Groupe Pétrolier, which operates more than 400 gas stations in Quebec. It will offer electric charging, hydrogen filling, and gasoline.
The pilot project will allow the Government of Québec to start using its first fleet of 50 Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles on the roads of the province. The station, which will produce up to 200 kg of hydrogen per day, will serve as a working business model for the development of future stations in Québec and across the country.
Harnois Groupe pétrolier is proud to contribute to the birth of the very first multi-energy station in Quebec, by offering the general public facilities for the refueling of hydrogen cars; the resulting product will be clean, since it will be produced on-site by electrolysis of water, a process free of GHG emissions. This exciting project confirms HGP as a leader in energy diversification in Eastern Canada .
Today's announcement, in partnership with Transition Energie Québec, Toyota Canada and Hydrogenics, will provide the City of Quebec with a very first site where motorists using gasoline, electricity and electricity will meet. 'hydrogen. All will be located in a service station on Wilfrid-Hamel Boulevard, owned by Harnois Groupe pétrolier, which will be completely revamped for the occasion. Work will begin in the coming months, while the opening of the site is scheduled for spring 2019.
This is a first foray into the world of hydrogen for HGP, which has already made steps in the world of alternative energy by introducing charging stations. "Our organization is forward-looking and we keep an open mind. Hydrogen is part of the energy portfolio that consumers could adopt over the next 20 or 30 years. By participating in this test bed, we feel that we are helping to shape the multi-energy supply station of tomorrow, "explains Serge Harnois , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Harnois Groupe pétrolier.
By becoming a partner in the development of the hydrogen sector in Quebec, Harnois Groupe pétrolier is expanding its energy supply. This investment fits perfectly with the company's vision of providing the right energy for the right vehicle, according to the needs of consumers.