Project Description

The University of Alberta, in partnership with a major diesel engine manufacturer, has pioneered a technology aimed at substituting a significant portion of diesel fuel utilized in freight transportation trucks with locally produced blue hydrogen in Alberta. Known as hydrogen diesel dual fuel (HD2F), this technology involves the simultaneous combustion of blue hydrogen and diesel within a dual-fuel engine. Notably, HD2F effectively curtails greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from diesel freight transport at a notably lower cost compared to competing technologies like fuel cells. Additionally, it establishes a fundamental demand for blue hydrogen, fostering infrastructure growth in Alberta and generating employment opportunities within the clean, sustainable, and carbon-free energy sector.