Hydrogen and electric car batteries vaulted to the top of the Canadian and German energy trade agenda in agreements announced Tuesday to focus on environmental goals instead of immediate needs for LNG to replace Russian supplies.


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, flanked by members of their cabinets, unveiled a Canada-Germany Hydrogen Alliance at the Stephenville site of a wind-powered project to make the fuel from water in Newfoundland.

In Toronto, Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne signed memoranda of understanding with Volkswagen AG and Mercedes-Benz AG executives to cooperate on developing Canadian mineral supplies in high volumes for electric car batteries.

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