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Clean Energy for the Future

Clean Energy for the Future

Hydrogen is a promising fuel for the future as it produces no harmful emissions. The Hydrogen Strategy for Canada lays out an ambitious framework for actions that will cement hydrogen as a tool to achieve our goal of net-zero emissions by 2050 and position Canada as a global industrial leader of clean renewable fuels.

Lakeside is experienced in the hydrogen value chain, our Emerson portfolio, engineering expertise, and turnkey solutions allows us to guarantee you and your facility’s needs are met as you become a successful Hydrogen user.

What is Hydrogen?

Hydrogen is the lightest element on the periodic table makes up most of matter in the universe. It is colourless, odorless, gas at atmospheric conditions and combustible. It doesn’t exist as pure hydrogen gas (H2) on Earth, instead hydrogen is found bonded to other elements to make a wide range of molecule such as water (H2O), ammonia (NH3), methane (CH4), amino acids, and more.
Hydrogen gas has been used safely in industry for years to help refine petroleum products, produce fertilizer, process foods, and treat metals. Technology advancements have occurred that are allowing hydrogen to become an electrical grid stabilizer and fuel source for society.

Hydrogen gas can be produced and stored to be used as an alternative energy source or fuel for many processes. It can be used to generate electricity or power vehicles with fuel cells, combusted to offset the use of carbon-based fuels, used as an industrial feedstock for many processes, etc.

Hydrogen Opportunities

Electrical Storage and Generation

Hydrogen can support a growing energy demand while reducing the global COfootprint. The push for renewable energy generation has led to a problem that most renewable energy generation such as wind, solar, tidal, and nuclear often generate electricity when there isn’t grid electrical demand. Hydrogen is being recognized as the best option for energy storage. This is done by generating hydrogen during off peak hours when electrical demand is low and storing the hydrogen until there’s a higher demand for electricity than the grid can supply and turning the hydrogen back in electricity using fuel cells. Storage stabilizes variable output of renewables for supply/ demand dependability.

Hydrogen is an alternative way of powering vehicles and is potentially the future to convert humanities global reliance on high carbon-based vehicles to sustainable transport. Electric vehicles have limitations with regards to access to rare materials used in fabrication limiting the total number of possible cars and slow charge time limits people’s ability to travel or requires excess vehicles in industry to guarantee there’s always a vehicle on hand. Hydrogen can fuel a vehicle as fast as gasoline and hydrogen vehicles requires less rare materials to be produced. There are also technologies looking to use hydrogen bonded to ammonia to help overcome technology limitations of pure hydrogen gas for transportation use.
Power-to-Gas (P2G) (Combustion)
The term power-to-gas refers to creating hydrogen gas from excess sustainable electrical grid energy, usually using PEM electrolysis technology. The gas is then injected into the natural gas pipeline or consumed at onsite facilities for combustion. The hydrogen can offset natural gas use while reducing companies carbon footprint by reducing the total amount of carbon-based fuels burned.

Hydrogen Value Chain

Why Lakeside?

Lakeside has innovative solutions, such as Hydrogen blending, that will allow your company to become a low carbon producer. There are very few companies in the Hydrogen space that have the internal engineering, project management, and fabrication/installation capabilities to design and implement complex engineered solutions without the help of external resources.

Turnkey Engineering & Solutions

Turnkey Engineering & Solutions

  • Partner with us to develop safe, reliable, and high-performance solutions optimized for your specific application.
  • Take advantage of our in-depth knowledge of hydrogen fuel components and system design.
Leading Measurement, Control, & Electrical Technologies

Leading Measurement, Control, & Electrical Technologies

  • Explore the industry’s most complete portfolio of measurement, control, and electrical equipment – from process and machine controllers to solenoid valves to increased safety and explosion-proof luminaires, enclosures, and controls.
  • Apply innovative technologies that provide you with real-time insight, operational certainty, and assured safety.
Application Experts at your Disposal

Application Experts at your Disposal

  • Work with experts backed by years of experience in measurement, control, and electrical equipment in hazardous areas.
  • Free your resources by leveraging our omnichannel support and localized distribution.

Successful Projects

Hydrogen Blending Solution

Hydrogen Blending Solution

Lakeside designed, built, and implemented the first hydrogen blending skid and analytics building in North America to blend Hydrogen directly into a natural gas pipeline feeding homes in partnership with Enbridge and Cummins.


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