TEAL: a Unique Green Energy Opportunity in Sept-Iles, Quebec

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TEAL Corp.
TEAL Corp.

One more step towards the decarbonization of the industries of the North Shore and Quebec

Jonathan Martel, CEO, TEAL

Jonathan Martel, CEO, TEAL
Jonathan Martel, CEO, TEAL

MAGOG, Quebec, May 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TEAL Corp. (TEAL Chimie & Énergie Inc.), a Quebec based company developing green chemistry projects for the energy and fuel markets, confirms that its green hydrogen and ammonia production plant project based in Sept-Iles represents the cornerstone of the creation and development of a green energy innovation cluster in the area.

"The project based in Sept-Iles represents a unique opportunity for the North Shore and for the province of Quebec. First, TEAL's production alone will be sufficient to meet the current demand for ammonia in the entire Quebec market. Moreover, the region's major industries will be able to take advantage of the plant's proximity to reduce their GHG emissions and decarbonize their operations by replacing hydrocarbons, particularly diesel and bunker fuel, with hydrogen and ammonia," said Jonathan Martel, President and CEO of TEAL.

Agreements with the Industry
This project, which aims to be operational within three to four years, is already the subject of an agreement with SFP Pointe-Noire for a piece of land located in the Sept-Iles industrial port zone near Pier 31, an available pier belonging to the Port of Sept-Iles.

In addition, after two years of discussions with the Société de développement économique de Uashat mak Mani-utenam (SDEUM), TEAL submitted an official partnership proposal in January 2022 with the intention of having the organization as a shareholder in the project and actively participate in its development. This proposal was well received by the SDEUM.

This project represents several significant potential benefits for the North Shore, including:

  • the decarbonization of the large industries established in the area through the replacement of fossil fuels by locally produced green energy;

  • savings on the cost of transporting this energy for the many large companies established in the area;

  • the diversification of the area' s economy;

  • the development of an expertise and knowledge that will have a global impact;

  • the creation of new training and employment opportunities as a result of an agreement to be completed in the coming weeks with the Cégep de Sept-Iles.

Energy Supply
TEAL is having active discussions with Hydro-Québec and the Government of Québec to obtain the energy block required to power the plant. TEAL's request is paired with an unmatched value proposition for Hydro-Quebec that would add more than $100 million to the public utility's revenues, especially from the export markets to the United States. It is a strategic proposal fully aligned with Hydro-Québec's goal of becoming the "battery of the Northeast".

It should also be noted that the TEAL's project based in Sept-Iles is in line with Hydro-Québec's new orientations (Strategic Plan 2022-2026) aiming to make energy a greater asset for Québec, notably by :

  • making it easier to deploy a solution to replace fossil fuels and installing a green energy production unit immediately in order to secure the supply required by Quebec manufacturers - now and for the next few decades;

  • supporting the development of a future industry in Quebec for local businesses;

  • minimizing the impact of the connections to the Hydro-Quebec's network and maximizing the existing infrastructures of the network;

  • maximizing the value of our energy in promising markets;

  • generating prosperity for the Province of Quebec.

A Firm and Committed Agreement
TEAL recently concluded a 15-year binding take or pay contract with TRAMMO - an international merchandising and trading company and market leader in ammonia, which markets, trades, transports and distributes key raw materials used in industrial production processes on a global scale. With this agreement, TRAMMO is committed to first and foremost serve the Quebec market. Whilst the local demand will be growing, excess production will be sold through TRAMMO’s channels.

“This agreement is key to financing TEAL's projects as it guarantees the sale of the entire production out," said Mr. Martel.

Philippe Machuel, Vice President of TEAL adds: "TEAL is able to support the efforts of Hydro-Quebec and of the Quebec government in relation to the decreasing of the province's carbon footprint. This is a pioneering Quebec project, close to the large energy intensive industries, to make green fuel available when they are ready to begin their energy transition.

At the same time, TEAL is also actively working on a low-carbon ammonia production project in Texas. The feasibility study is nearly complete, the company's preferred site has a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in place, and the power supply strategy is in place with detailed terms and conditions. The next step is to begin the licensing and engineering phase.

All together, both projects could eventually produce more than 500,000 tons of hydrogen and 2.5 million metric tons of ammonia with a very low carbon footprint, making TEAL a Quebec leader in the global energy transition industry.

About TEAL
TEAL Corp. develops industrial-scale green chemistry projects with exceptionally low environmental footprints that are mostly powered by renewable energy, sells chemical commodities for industrial uses, and develops new channels in the energy and fuel markets

To know more, visit : www.teal-ce.com

About TRAMMO
Trammo, Inc. is a leading global commodity merchandiser engaged in the marketing, trading, distribution and transportation of wide variety of commodity products, including being a market leader in anhydrous ammonia, sulfur, sulfuric acid, and petroleum coke. The Company also owns and operates ammonia terminals in Meredosia and Niota, Illinois and a nitric acid production facility in North Bend, Ohio. Trammo's history spans over more than 55 years.

To know more, visit : www.trammo.com

Source:

Jonathan Martel, President and CEO
TEAL Chimie & Énergie Inc.
Email: jonathan@teal-ce.com

For more information:

Natalie Rouleau
Boite à clés
Phone : 418-960-4432
Email : natalie@boiteacles.ca

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