Val-d’Or (Québec), July 5, 2022 – Hydrolux unveils “Project 117”. Project 117 will equip Route 117 corridor with two green hydrogen refuelling stations allowing heavy-duty trucks to connect the greater Montreal area and Abitibi-Témiscamingue. These green hydrogen refuelling stations will be located in the surroundings of Val-d’Or and Saint-Jérôme and will have the capacity to refuel heavy-duty trucks with pressures of 350 bar or 700 bar. Although Project 117 is designed primarily for heavy-duty trucking, motorists who have purchased hydrogen-powered cars will also be able to refuel at these stations. The two green hydrogen refuelling stations will each have a 5 MW PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) electrolyzer and their respective capacity can be increased according to demand growth. Many Québec transportation companies as well as industrial partners have already expressed their interest in Project 117. This very first project, in its initial phase alone, will remove nearly 7.6 million litres of diesel per year, which represents more than 20,000 tons of CO2 equivalent or removing nearly 4,300 cars from the roads of Québec. At this stage, Hydrolux estimates the implementation of Project 117 at 24 months. More details will be communicated as the project develops.
« Project 117 is an innovative project, developed by Quebecers, for Quebecers, which will make it possible to decarbonize, thanks to green hydrogen, a strategic road for the economic development of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the greater Montréal region and the Province of Québec »,declares Friedrich Dehem-Lemelin, CEO of Hydrolux.
Power management thanks to artificial intelligence and energy efficiency
Project 117 will enable Hydrolux to deploy its green hydrogen production optimization technology. This technology, powered by artificial intelligence, consists of predicting hydrogen consumption at each of the stations as well as predicting the power available from the electrical grid. In the short term, this technology will allow stations to anticipate and react quickly during peak power events (in winter, for example). With the growth of intermittent electricity production in Québec and with the massive deployment of light-duty battery-powered vehicles, Hydrolux’s technology will be able to help Québec in its management of electricity consumption throughout the year by allowing better reactions to power fluctuations. In short, Hydrolux’s technology will enable for the right amount of green hydrogen to be produced at the right time while ensuring users never run out of hydrogen.
Project 117 will also allow Hydrolux to deploy its expertise in terms of energy efficiency. Hydrolux is already working with various partners to re-use the thermal waste related to the production of green hydrogen. This heat will replace the natural gas that is currently used to heat commercial and industrial buildings.
Hydrolux is a Québec-based company that develops and operates green hydrogen production projects. Hydrolux’s primary objective is to offer an economically and logistically viable alternative to intensive users wishing to transition their fleet of vehicles from fossil fuels to a clean energy source.
Thanks to its green hydrogen production optimization system powered by artificial intelligence, Hydrolux can drastically reduce the cost of green hydrogen production as well as allowing a better use of the electricity grid. In addition, by recovering the thermal losses linked to the production of green hydrogen, Hydrolux improves the energy efficiency of sectors where direct electrification is not possible, such as long-distance heavy-duty transportation.
Hydrolux’s vision is to provide a source of green energy while helping to develop a stronger, more resilient, and carbon-free economy to provide a better future for the next generations.
Inquiries: Friedrich Dehem-Lemelin, CEO, Hydrolux, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 438-869-9051