PROJECT

Study of the potential of Québec’s hydrogen sector

Consultation with the main economic actors of the Quebec Hydrogen ecosystem, highlighting the potential business opportunities and deployment strategies for Hydrogen in different economic sectors.

In the wake of the work undertaken in this sector, a hydrogen steering committee composed of representatives from Transition énergétique Québec, Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles, Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation and Hydro-Québec was established in May 2019 to exchange ideas on the future of green hydrogen in Québec and on the role of this energy vector in the energy transition. The goal of this study, which began in July 2019 and is now available below, is to provide the government with a realistic, objective and up-to-date picture of the techno-economic landscape and the challenges facing the hydrogen sector. In short, it will serve as an extremely useful guide for future government actions and positions that may lead to the development of projects in this industry in Quebec. The CIRAIG conducted a consultation with the main economic actors of the Quebec Hydrogen ecosystem. This project helped reinforce the literature review conducted by Polytechnique Montreal. It also helped to promote the potential business opportunities and deployment strategies for Hydrogen in different economic sectors. The results of the project on perceptions, interests and motivations of the economic actors to commit and invest in economic development projects allowed us to provide a better understanding of the most engaged economic actors towards green Hydrogen. We identified the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (perceived and real) in the business environment.