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Air Products to build net-zero hydrogen energy complex in Canada

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U. MACUNGIE TWP., Pa. - Air Products plans to build a new facility in Canada.

The multi-billion dollar plan will build a new net-zero hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton, Alberta, the company announced Wednesday.

Air Products began work in 2018 on the core of the project, which will begin with a $1.3 billion hydrogen production and liquefaction facility. It's expected to begin production in 2024, Air Products said.

The project will create about 2,500 construction jobs over multiple years, said the mayor of Edmonton.

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The liquid hydrogen produced can be used to fuel city buses and other heavy duty vehicles, creating more sustainable transportation, officials said.

The Lehigh Valley-based company hopes the project will set the stage for the lowest carbon intensity hydrogen network in the world, and jumpstart a transition to carbon neutrality. It hopes to be a model for other jurisdictions around the world, the news release said.

Air Products is Canada's leading hydrogen supplier.

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