Can propane be part of hydrogen production?

In December, the federal government announced that it will invest in what it believes will position Canada as a global hydrogen leader, cementing this low-carbon and zero-emission fuel technology as a key part of Canada’s path to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

It plans to invest $1.5 billion in a Low-carbon and Zero-emissions Fuels Fund to increase the production and use of low-carbon fuels, including hydrogen.

The government believes low-carbon and zero-emission hydrogen has the potential to reduce Canada’s annual greenhouse gas emissions by up to 45 million metric tonnes a year in 2030 and could create up to 350,000 new jobs in Canada by 2050.

Is there a role for propane in Hydrogen production?

In an article posted on the PERC website last June, chemical engineer Robert Rapier seems to think so. Rapier has over 25 years of international engineering experience in the chemical, oil and gas, and renewable energy industries. You can check out his submission here.