EverWind Fuels Company, a pioneering developer of green hydrogen and ammonia production in Atlantic Canada, has signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nova Scotia-based energy distribution company Eastward Energy, marking a significant initial step towards making green hydrogen available in Nova Scotia.

The partnership between EverWind and Eastward Energy signifies a mutual commitment to sustainable energy solutions that reduce carbon emissions and promote environmental stewardship in Nova Scotia.

The MOU includes joint collaboration opportunities to develop and scale up the hydrogen value chain in Nova Scotia including building demand by blending hydrogen with natural gas to reduce emissions. Eastward Energy and EverWind will also collaborate to explore opportunities for the storage, transportation, and distribution of green hydrogen.

This aerial view of the Point Tupper site shows a rendering of EverWind's project facilities in phase one and phase two (imagine contributed by 3D Wave)

Rendering of EverWind’s Point Tupper hydrogen project. Credit: 3D Wave.

“The future of energy is changing and we’re changing with it. Our sights are set on developing sustainable energy solutions like green hydrogen that will support Nova Scotia’s transition to net-zero emissions and lead to an energy future that’s clean,” said John Hawkins, president of Eastward Energy. “Eastward Energy’s hydrogen-ready gas distribution system, supported by large-scale green hydrogen projects like EverWind’s, will enable an accelerated energy transition in Nova Scotia. We are looking forward to partnering with EverWind to deliver green hydrogen to decarbonize sectors that will be difficult to electrify such as heavy transportation, industrial facilities, and some large commercial, residential and institutional buildings”.

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Illustration of Green Hydrogen production. Credit: EverWind Fuels.

“We are excited to partner with Eastward Energy in our mission to accelerate the adoption of green hydrogen in Nova Scotia,” said Trent Vichie, CEO of EverWind Fuels. “This partnership will enable us to provide Eastward Energy’s customers with green energy options and support the development of hydrogen infrastructure in the province. This is a first step toward setting up the supply chains necessary to transition Nova Scotia’s energy sectors from imported fossil fuels to locally produced clean fuels.”

Recognition of the Mi’kmaw & their Ancestral Territory

EverWind and Eastward Energy acknowledge the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people, and acknowledge them as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land, Mi’kma’ki. The work shares a core principle practiced by the Mi’kmaq: environmental stewardship. They are committed to working with the Mi’kmaq through consultation, engagement and delivering a comprehensive partnership on all aspects of the project.

Featured image: The Point Tupper Heavy Industrial Park is located in the Municipality of the County of Richmond

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