With our process, the hydrocarbon reservoir acts as the reaction vessel dramatically reducing the capital required at surface. It also comes pre-loaded with decades or centuries of fuel (remaining oil in place). The remaining fuel is oxidized, which releases energy which triggers reactions that release H2. Some of this H2 comes from the hydrocarbons, but most comes from non-potable water that is already in the oil field (H2O). Oil fields become an abandonment liability to oil companies when they are no longer economical. Therefore, many old oil fields may be obtained at low cost or free when they have reached their economic limit for oil production.

In contrast to this, steam methane reforming projects must constantly purchase their fuel and build and maintain high temperature reactions within surface facilities and produce significant carbon emissions. Some steam methane reforming projects intend to capture carbon emissions and inject them back into the subsurface. This adds further to their cost burden as it requires hardware and energy to compress these gases. ProtonH2’s process simply never brings the carbon molecules to surface, thereby saving significant further cost.

Finally, the other primary method for producing hydrogen is through electrolysis, electrifying water to release H2 and O2. With this method, the required inputs for production are electricity and fresh water. Electricity from the grid or from a generation unit is currently a costly burden for both dollar value as well as carbon intensity. Unless your site can source clean, cheap energy, the costs are raised substantially. In addition, freshwater inputs create a worrisome long-term issue. Many researchers suggest that desalination is a crucial compliment to electrolysis, adding another dimension to its cost of adoption at scale. While this environment may adapt overtime to better suit green H2 production, ProtonH2’s process can be easily applied to current infrastructure and equipment investments.

The immediate opportunity is to use H2 for on-site power generation utilizing H2 compatible generation, and spot sales into select markets. We plan to use long-term contracts and PPAs to underpin the required financing.

Future markets H2 includes all typical existing pathways to decarbonize the energy sector. This includes power generation, petro-chemicals, methane blending, ammonia production, decarbonization of cement and steel, and in the future, road, and marine transportation. Our commercial strategy is to utilize the existing energy infrastructure including salt cavern storage, re-purposed pipelines (e.g., NGLs, CO2, etc.), power generation and low-pressure methane blending (i.e., gas distribution).

On a transportation consideration, most natural gas pipelines can handle reasonable amounts of H2 (often up to 40% H2), but residential appliances cannot go much above 25 to 30%. Local distribution companies are comfortable in all cases with 5 to 10% H2 in the natural gas stream. H2 blending pilot projects are being runs across Canada and the world. We expect this market to develop in the medium term.

In general, we feel that Alberta Directive 86 includes an appropriate assessment approach. Beyond geological assessment, any wells which penetrate near the reactive zones need to be assessed for cement integrity, and in some cases will require further mitigations, in the same way that old wells need attention prior to initiation of steam injection which is a common enhanced oil recovery scheme.

The CO2 reacts in the reservoir forming carbonic acid and ultimately carbonate rock. Moreover, operating pressure is expected to be less than the original reservoir pressure, so there is limited risk of CO2 breach. Even so, each project should be specifically assessed geo-mechanically, with specific attention to relatively recent geological history (recent removal of overburden or active faults).

ProtonH2 expects most of the carbon to solidify within the broader reservoir system. However, if carbonate formation rates are less than hoped for, then bottom water volume for CO2 solubility and miscibility of CO2 into oil become relevant in the near term (perhaps 20 years or more depending on reservoir specifics), and max operating pressure may become important in the longer term (above 7500 kPa CO2 becomes a supercritical fluid and volumetrically approximates toward its liquid state). Quantified analysis and response will be handled accordingly, but all potential outcomes are expected to be robustly economic except for the unproven potential of a large carbon product market.

ProtonH2 will never initiate a project where caprock integrity studies are inconclusive or ambiguous. Geo-mechanical uncertainties of the cap rock must be reasonably constrained with at least the modern rigor devoted to thermal enhanced oil recovery projects. Proton follows Alberta Directive 86 to access the quality of reservoirs that would be suitable for our technology. Proton will also follow the existing guidelines for CO2 sequestration.

More than 500 in situ combustion projects across the 100 years have occurred, and all of them created H2. During World War II in California, catastrophic H2 explosions encouraged thoughtful improvements to design standards and metallurgical practices/standards.

ProtonH2 demonstrated in 2018 that their palladium alloy could separate H2 from field gas that included H2S and other substances that pure palladium does not readily handle. There was also a lab demo located at the University of Calgary in 2017. Test details and data are available in the technical section of the VDR.

Both technologies used in our processes and patents (oxidization and H2 separation) have a proven largescale industrial heritage. We are simply combining the technologies in a novel manner. Thanks to the purchase of the Superb Air injection field site in Kerrobert, SSK, we’ve ensured the tested development of our process. Enabling our long-term ability to test and prove the path to large-scale commercialization of a clean hydrogen production process.

Our current roadmap includes an estimated 12-month scenario during which we are actively testing, analyzing, and scaling the process to achieve a spotless commercial approach.

Privacy Policy

Last updated: January 25, 2022

This Privacy Policy describes Our policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of Your information when You use the Service and tells You about Your privacy rights and how the law protects You.

We use Your Personal data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, You agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy has been created with the help of the Privacy Policy Template.

Interpretation and Definitions


The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.


For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

  • Account means a unique account created for You to access our Service or parts of our Service.

  • Company (referred to as either “the Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our” in this Agreement) refers to ProtonH2, 140 8 Ave SW Suite 300.

  • Cookies are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or any other device by a website, containing the details of Your browsing history on that website among its many uses.

  • Country refers to: Alberta, Canada

  • Device means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cellphone or a digital tablet.

  • Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.

  • Service refers to the Website.

  • Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Company. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Company to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on behalf of the Company, to perform services related to the Service or to assist the Company in analyzing how the Service is used.

  • Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

  • Website refers to ProtonH2, accessible from www.protonH2.com

  • You means the individual accessing or using the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.

Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using Our Service, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address

  • First name and last name

  • Phone number

  • Usage Data

Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.

Usage Data may include information such as Your Device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on Our Service and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze Our Service. The technologies We use may include:

  • Cookies or Browser Cookies. A cookie is a small file placed on Your Device. You can instruct Your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if You do not accept Cookies, You may not be able to use some parts of our Service. Unless you have adjusted Your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our Service may use Cookies.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Service may use local stored objects (or Flash Cookies) to collect and store information about Your preferences or Your activity on our Service. Flash Cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as those used for Browser Cookies. For more information on how You can delete Flash Cookies, please read “Where can I change the settings for disabling, or deleting local shared objects?” available at https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/disable-local-shared-objects-flash.html#main_Where_can_I_change_the_settings_for_disabling__or_deleting_local_shared_objects_
  • Web Beacons. Certain sections of our Service and our emails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).

Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser. You can learn more about cookies here: Cookies by TermsFeed Generator.

We use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

  • Necessary / Essential Cookies

    Type: Session Cookies

    Administered by: Us

    Purpose: These Cookies are essential to provide You with services available through the Website and to enable You to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that You have asked for cannot be provided, and We only use these Cookies to provide You with those services.

  • Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies

    Type: Persistent Cookies

    Administered by: Us

    Purpose: These Cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the Website.

  • Functionality Cookies

    Type: Persistent Cookies

    Administered by: Us

    Purpose: These Cookies allow us to remember choices You make when You use the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide You with a more personal experience and to avoid You having to re-enter your preferences every time You use the Website.

For more information about the cookies we use and your choices regarding cookies, please visit our Cookies Policy or the Cookies section of our Privacy Policy.

Use of Your Personal Data

The Company may use Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service, including to monitor the usage of our Service.

  • To manage Your Account: to manage Your registration as a user of the Service. The Personal Data You provide can give You access to different functionalities of the Service that are available to You as a registered user.

  • For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services You have purchased or of any other contract with Us through the Service.

  • To contact You: To contact You by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.

  • To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.

  • To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Us.

  • For business transfers: We may use Your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Us about our Service users is among the assets transferred.

  • For other purposes: We may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Service, products, services, marketing and your experience.

We may share Your personal information in the following situations:

  • With Service Providers: We may share Your personal information with Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service, to contact You.
  • For business transfers: We may share or transfer Your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of Company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of Our business to another company.
  • With Affiliates: We may share Your information with Our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include Our parent company and any other subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that We control or that are under common control with Us.
  • With business partners: We may share Your information with Our business partners to offer You certain products, services or promotions.
  • With other users: when You share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside.
  • With Your consent: We may disclose Your personal information for any other purpose with Your consent.

Retention of Your Personal Data

The Company will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer.

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

Business Transactions

If the Company is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, Your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before Your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Law enforcement

Under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to disclose Your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Other legal requirements

The Company may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • Comply with a legal obligation
  • Protect and defend the rights or property of the Company
  • Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
  • Protect the personal safety of Users of the Service or the public
  • Protect against legal liability

Security of Your Personal Data

The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that Your child has provided Us with Personal Data, please contact Us. If We become aware that We have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, We take steps to remove that information from Our servers.

If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country requires consent from a parent, We may require Your parent’s consent before We collect and use that information.

Links to Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by Us. If You click on a third party link, You will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise You to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update Our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let You know via email and/or a prominent notice on Our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “Last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You can contact us:

  • By phone number: 403.467.1220

  • By mail: 300 – 140 8 Ave SW, Calgary AB T2P 1B3, Canada


Terms of Use

The terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) govern the use of www.protonH2.com (the “Site”). This site is owned and operated by ProtonH2. This Site is a www.protonH2.com

By Using this Site, you indicate that you  have read and understand these Terms and Conditions and agree to abide by them at all times.

Intellectual Property

All content published and made available on our Site is the property of ProtonH2 and Site’s creators. This includes, but is not limited to images, text, lgoos, documents, downloadable files and anything that contributes to composition of our Site.

Limitation of Liability

ProtonH2 and our directors, officers, agents, employees, subsidiaries, and affiliates will not be liable for any actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses including legal fees from your use of the Site.


Except where prohibited by law, by using the Site you indemnify and hold harmless ProtonH2 and our directors, officers, agents, employees, subsidiaries, and affiliates from any actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses including legal fees arising out of your use of our Site or your violation of these Terms and Conditions.

Applicable Law

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the Province of Alberta


If at any time any of the provisions set forth in these Terms and Conditions are found to be inconsistent or invalid under applicable laws, those provisions will be deemed void and will be removed from these Terms and Conditions. All other provisions will not be affected by the removal and the rest of these Terms and Conditions will be considered valid.


These Terms and Conditions may be amended from time to time in order to maintain compliance with the law and to reflect any changes to the way we operate our Site and the way we expect users to behave on our Site. We will notify users by email of changes to these Terms and Conditions or post a notice on our Site.

Contact Details

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Our contact details are as follows:

  • +1 (403) 467-1220
  • 300 – 140 8 Ave SW, Calgary AB T2P 1B3, Canada