Wellgreen Platinum Ltd. has entered into an agreement with Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Inc. that advances the natural gas market in Canada’s Yukon Territory.
This new partnership supports the delivery of LNG to power Wellgreen's PGM-Nickel-Copper mining project. The site is located in the southwest region of the Yukon, and could be the first mining project in Canada powered by LNG.
Clean alternative fuel
Ferus NGF's LNG facility in Elmworth, AB supplies clean alternative fuel for Western Canada's high horsepower and clean power sectors. This agreement with Wellgreen would enable communities in the Yukon to benefit from LNG in place of diesel generators, strengthening the region's economic and environmental vitality.
In signing this MOU, both companies have agreed to work with other Yukon businesses, communities and First Nations to explore additional clean fuel opportunities, and will assess the need for an LNG plant in proximity to Wellgreen's mine, which would reduce transport cost and make LNG even more readily available to other mining and power projects in the region.
Ferus Natural Gas Fuels
Commenting on the venture, Ferus CEO, Dick Brown, said: "Ferus NGF is committed to building the required LNG infrastructure across Canada and the United States to supply this proven alternative fuel for remote power generation and to high horsepower markets.
"This innovative project with Wellgreen Platinum exemplifies how one company's strategic vision to adopt LNG can result in economic and environmental benefits to an entire region including First Nations and other nearby communities. We are proud to be a part of that solution with Wellgreen Platinum."
Wellgreen Platinum's President and CEO, Greg Johnson, added: "This clean energy project is a natural fit for Wellgreen and gives us a second source of cost-effective and clean energy that can meet the energy needs and timelines of the project. Our platinum group metals are used in catalytic converters to significantly reduce harmful vehicle emissions, and we are searching for ways to use clean energy to produce those metals. In addition to the environmental and economic benefits of LNG for our project, we see the potential for LNG to benefit our neighbouring Yukon communities, many of whom currently rely on diesel for power generation. We are pleased to be in discussions with Ferus NGF for their Western Canadian based supplies of LNG."
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Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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