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EverWind granted crown land for green ammonia project

EverWind Fuels has been granted rights to use crown land for the development of a green ammonia project on the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland and Labrador.

EverWind Fuels, a large-scale green hydrogen developer, has been awarded the exclusive right to pursue the development of EverWind’s green fuels project on the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland of Labrador, according to a news release.

EverWind’s successful bid was announced on August 30, 2023, as part of the Province’s Crown Land Call for Bids by the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Innovation, Energy and Technology, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The developer is separately developing the Point Tupper project in Nova Scotia.

“This is a monumental day for EverWind and the communities on the Burin Peninsula,” explained Trent Vichie, CEO and founder of EverWind.  “We have been working on, and investing in this project since March 2022, and we are truly honoured to have been selected by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador as one of the successful projects.  We are excited to now be able to deliver on our development, combining the province’s world-class, untapped wind resource with the skills, resiliency and experience of the supportive communities, labour force and businesses of Newfoundland and Labrador.”

“Thanks to the leadership and vision of Premier Furey and Minister Parsons, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador demonstrated their commitment to becoming a leader in the global green energy transition and have accelerated the growth of province’s growing renewable green energy industry on a world stage,” added Vichie. “Coupled with strong public policy support from the federal government and the leadership of Ministers O’Regan and Wilkinson in particular, Canada is well positioned to lead the way in decarbonization, reducing emissions and creating new jobs and sources of prosperity for workers, businesses and families here in Newfoundland and Labrador and across Atlantic Canada. The investment tax credits announced in the 2023 Budget, are critical in making Canadian green energy projects competitive globally.”

For its Burin Peninsula Green Fuels Energy Project, EverWind will convert renewable power from wind into green hydrogen and then into green ammonia. This will then be transported safely around the world and used as green fertilizer as well as a green energy. EverWind’s wind farms are expected to be generating power on the Burin Peninsula by 2027.

“We are thankful for the significant support EverWind has received from the Burin Peninsula,” said Sam Imbeault, EverWind’s Newfoundland Operations Lead. “We will continue to work closely with the Burin Peninsula Energy Board and communities throughout the region to deliver a transformational green energy project, which will help ensure the environmental, social and economic prosperity of the Peninsula for generations to come. Thank you to all who consulted with us and showed support during this important process.”

Brian Keating, Chair of the Burin Peninsula Energy Board and Mayor of Marystown calls this announcement one of the most important in the history of the Burin Peninsula. “I am incredibly proud to see how communities across the Burin Peninsula have come together to support this project. Green energy is not only the key to global environmental sustainability, it is also the key to the economic and social prosperity of the Burin Peninsula,” said Keating.

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