Suncor to focus on hydrogen, renewable fuels

Integrated energy company Suncor (TSX: SU; NYSE: SU) is strengthening its focus on hydrogen and renewable fuels to accelerate progress towards its […]
Suncor plans to divest its wind and solar assets. Credit: Suncor Energy

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Integrated energy company Suncor (TSX: SU; NYSE: SU) is strengthening its focus on hydrogen and renewable fuels to accelerate progress towards its objective to reach net-zero by 2050, and therefore, plans to divest its wind and solar assets.

“While Suncor is in the fortunate position of being long on opportunities, we are adjusting our portfolio for fit and focus,” stated Mark Little, Suncor president and CEO. “By doing so, we use our strengths, competitive advantages and resources to drive shareholder returns and value over the long term and help us meet our emissions reduction targets.”

Suncor has been a sustainability leader for over 20 years and played a pivotal role in developing the Canadian renewable power industry. In 2002, Suncor partnered with Enbridge to build one of the first renewable energy projects in Canada, and since then, it has developed eight wind power projects in three provinces: Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario.

Moving forward, Suncor says it will continue to participate in various aspects of the electricity value chain, including producing power through its integrated cogeneration operations, through power marketing and trading, by providing customers with EV charging, and potentially procuring renewable power through power purchase agreements.

Suncor’s strategy is focused on accelerating its progress to be a net-zero company by 2050. In support of this objective, Suncor will focus on areas that are complementary to its base business, including replacing coke-fired boilers at Base plant with lower emission cogeneration units and accelerating commercial scale deployment of carbon capture technology.

Other targeted activities include partnering with Atco on a project to build a world-scale hydrogen project in Alberta, and deploying next-generation renewable fuel technologies like Lanzajet’s sustainable aviation fuel technology and Enerkem’s waste to fuels technology.

As part of its renewables strategy, Suncor recently announced the proposed divestment of its Norway exploration and production assets as well as the planned sell down of its Rosebank interest in the North Sea. The disposition process is underway, with an expected close later this year.

For more information, visit www.Suncor.com.

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