At the recent First Nations Major Projects Coalition Towards Net Zero by 2050 conference in Vancouver, Fort Nelson First Nation and Hydrogen Naturally Inc announced a commitment to explore the feasibility of building Canada’s first bright green hydrogen facility. Fort Nelson First Nation Chief Sharleen Gale said “Our Nation is planning for a diversified economy in the territory, which includes vibrant and sustainable forestry and clean energy sectors. Working alongside the H2N team, we see an opportunity to explore how Fort Nelson First Nation can meaningfully contribute to accelerating the hydrogen economy in BC and support the clean energy transition.”The investigation of a project that builds economic vitality, growth and development, and simultaneously improves quality of life, employment, income levels and the health, quality and diversity of employers and businesses in the region is such welcome news for all residents of the Northern Rockies.Hydrogen Naturally uses the residual fibre left behind as feedstock for our facilities. Once delivered, the fibre is broken down into small chips and dried, recovering water which is used later in the process. These chips are then put through an enclosed gasification process converting fibre into sequestration ready CO2 and carbon-negative hydrogen. This fuel is called bright green hydrogen because by utilizing the trees’ hard work extracting CO2 from the air and permanently storing the carbon underground, the hydrogen produced has a negative carbon footprint making this product greener than green hydrogen.