Ontario Grain Farmer April/May 2023

and McCleave anticipates there should be enough electricity to effectively produce the initial goal of 40 megawatts of hydrogen. He is also encouraged by wider developments in hydrogen energy, although government and public awareness about hydrogen — and how it can support decarbonization — is still lacking in Canada. "Hydrogen and all the benefits it offers is not very well understood. Governments are coming around and realizing the opportunity, but one challenge is there's not a lot of talk about it. And things are happening quickly, especially in other parts of the world, especially in Europe, because of the war and other challenges. A lot of things here seem to have caught people off-guard," says McCleave. "Some groups will try to argue against it saying [the energy solution] should be batteries or another alternative fuel. But wedon't question that we have both gasoline and diesel — we can use both batteries and hydrogen. It's a new fuel for most people. Hydrogen is used regularly in the production of gas and diesel and has been produced through electrolysis for over a century, but people are not well associated with it." As discussions and planning continues, McCleave adds his company plans to support the project by connecting with the agriculture community and the wider public at events and through presentations. l ONTARIO GRAIN FARMER 15 APRIL/MAY 2023 Hydrogen is manufactured via electrolysis – using electricity to split water molecules into its base elements, hydrogen and oxygen. Roughly speaking, one tonne of hydrogen can produce approximately 5.5 tonnes of ammonia. A POWERFUL NEW ADDITION TO OUR REVYSOL® FUNGICIDE. THE REVYLUTION JUST GOT STRONGER. Visit agsolutions.ca/VeltymaDLX to learn more. Always read and follow label directions. AgSolutions, REVYSOL and VELTYMA are registered trademarks of BASF; all used under license by BASF Canada Inc. REVYSOL and/or VELTYMA DLX fungicides should be used in a preventative disease control program. © 2023 BASF Canada Inc.