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Manitoba prepares to become hydrogen fuel producer

WINNIPEG, Man. -- After his recent visit to Europe, Manitoba Premier Gary Doer is determined to make his province t...


WINNIPEG, Man. — After his recent visit to Europe, Manitoba Premier Gary Doer is determined to make his province the leader in hydrogen fuel production.

After seeing hydrogen fuel cells in action in prototype Icelandic buses, Doer is convinced that Manitoba is the perfect province to start producing hydrogen commercially due to its cheap electricity and plentiful water supply.

“The real sense I had is that the development of hydrogen fuel cells is accelerating,” Doer tells local media.

As soon as he returned to Manitoba from his European trip, Doer met with Manitoba’s Hydro Minister, Greg Selinger to discuss the next steps toward becoming a hydrogen fuel developer. Hydrogen has been listed by many as the fuel of the future for the transportation industry, but economical production and effective on-road storage remain two key stumbling blocks to its wide-spread acceptance.


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