A study on green hydrogen production potential of Canada with onshore and offshore wind power

Karayel G. K., DİNCER İ.

Journal of Cleaner Production, vol.437, 2024 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 437
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2024.140660
  • Journal Name: Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Aerospace Database, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, CAB Abstracts, Chimica, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Canada, Cleaner production, Electrolyser, Hydrogen production, Renewable energy, Sustainability, Wind energy
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to develop a unique approach to examine the possibility of hydrogen generation through the utilization of renewable energy sources, specifically onshore and offshore wind power in Canada. The wind energy exhibits great potential for hydrogen production inseveral provinces of the country. Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) type electrolysers are considered as viable technologies for the process of water splitting and subsequent hydrogen production. According to the calculations, the overall green hydrogen production potential of Canada is found to be 439.93 Mt. The potential for green hydrogen production from onshore wind energy is calculated to be 402.63 Mt, whereas the potential from offshore wind energy is estimated to be 37.29 Mt. In relation to this matter, it is notable that Québec, British Columbia and Ontario exhibit the highest proportions among the provinces in terms of hydrogen production potential, amounting to 80.31 Mt, 69.47 Mt, and 51.88 Mt, respectively. A specific analysis methodology is utilized to determine the hydrogen production potentials for each province in Canada, with a focus on its potential application in a hydrogen-based economy. Advancing a sustainable future by creating local, national, and global connections and networks. Furthermore, it offers a thorough analysis of the potential influence of wind energy in improving the overall sustainability of the country. The results of this study are anticipated to establish a strong basis for the creation of plans and strategies essential for the country, specifically in the formulation of new energy policies focused on utilizing resources for renewable energy.