Issue 3, 2015

Transportation

Natural gas as a marine fuel: La Société des traversiers du Québec recently received and is now operating the NM F. A. Gauthier, the first ferry to run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) in North America and the first ship to run on LNG in Canada. This proven, high-performance and cleaner technology is making it possible for ship owners to reduce their GHG emissions by up to 25 per cent and almost completely eliminate other air pollutants. Gas Métro LNG L.P., a subsidiary of Gaz Métro, is supplying the LNG needed to fuel this ferry.

Gas to power: Canadian natural gas distribution pipeline infrastructure is providing a way to store electricity generated from intermittent renewable generation sources such as wind and solar when the electricity isn’t needed. The intermittent electricity is used to convert water into oxygen and hydrogen, through a process called electrolysis. The hydrogen is then stored in pure form or blended with natural gas in the pipeline system until the energy is needed.  The hydrogen can be used as renewable energy in refineries or other industrial purposes or if stored in a pipeline, used to generate electricity using high efficiency natural gas fired generation systems.

Canada’s cleantech industry provides

$12B

in revenues and is growing.

source: https://www.sdtc.ca/en/about-sdtc/about-us

Innovation in Energy for Power Generation

Source: Statistic Canada 128-0016, 128-0009

Ontario Power Generation: North America is undergoing a sea change in how it generates electricity. Innovative, highly efficient, clean natural gas is replacing old coal fired facilities. Ontario is one of the main regions for this innovation where, as illustrated in the chart above, coal use has dropped to almost nil while natural gas use is up almost 40 per cent.

Canada’s natural gas use meets over 30 per cent of our country’s energy needs today - principally, this is for heating needs (residential, commercial and industrial).

Canada’s natural gas use meets over 30 per cent of our country’s energy needs today – principally, this is for heating needs (residential, commercial and industrial).

Natural gas is an important partner for renewables and emerging low emission technologies.

Natural gas is an important partner for renewables and emerging low emission technologies.