Central & South America

Peru Sowing Green H2 in Mining Patch

Copper-exporter Peru is planting seeds of green hydrogen, starting with the strategic mining sector. Daniel Camac, deputy country manager in Peru for French utility Engie, presides the country’s new hydrogen association H2 Peru. He spoke with Argus correspondent Lucien Chauvin about the emerging fuel. Where does Peru stand with green …

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Chile Races China For Global Hydrogen Boss Crown

Whelp, that was fast. No sooner does the firm Sinopec announce a massive new green hydrogen project in China to the tune of 20,000 tons per year, when along comes Chile with plans for a new project dubbed H2 Magallanes, which could pump out more than 880,000 tons per year. …

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Chile’s Green Hydrogen Plans Almost Double

The inclusion of green hydrogen in Chile’s energy mix would completely overhaul the country’s power demand predictions by adding some 37,000GWh of new consumption in 2040. A new report by energy sector regulator CNE, which presents a preliminary version of the agency’s yearly power demand forecast, shows the Chilean government expects …

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KBR to look into Hydrogen in Trinidad and Tobago

U.S. engineering company KBR has been awarded a study to help establish a green hydrogen market in Trinidad and Tobago financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Illustration only; Courtesy of National Energy Under the contract, KBR will look into strategies for establishing a green hydrogen economy in the country. It will …

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How Latin American green hydrogen projects may get financed

Clean Energy Transition Green Hydrogen Private equity and venture capital Private Investment Financing Treating Latin American green hydrogen projects as startups may ease access to financing, BNamericas was told. Project finance has typically been used to get energy sector infrastructure built in the region. But given the nascent nature of …

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Brazil and Chile could lead charge to affordable Green Hydrogen

Falling electrolyzer costs driven by economies of scale, increased automation of production and the modularity of such systems will bring green hydrogen to a competitive cost with its fossil-fuel powered variants in a dozen markets by 2030, according to WoodMac. Cheap renewable energy and plentiful demand for hydrogen are the …

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Latin America risk of missing clean Hydrogen Train?

Latin American countries must accelerate plans for clean hydrogen to avoid falling behind the rest of the world in the burgeoning sector, according to an expert. Despite high levels of renewable electrolysis potential in the region, only Chile and Colombia have developed concrete strategies, said Arthur Deakin, the co-director of energy at …

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Atome Seeks First-Mover Hydrogen Producer Advantage

High hopes around the shift to hydrogen have largely focused on technology providers, but there will also be a need for companies to bring production into reality. Atome Energy aims to fill this gap. The company is part of long-time oil man Peter Levine’s President Energy and aims to hold …

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