Green Hydrogen From Chile
As an export country for green hydrogen, hardly any region is more suitable than the north of Chile. German hydrogen producer Eternal Power is therefore touring the region with local partners to identify suitable areas for the development of large-scale plants.
Solar and wind energy can be used to convert desalinated seawater into shippable gases such as ammonia and methanol, allowing green hydrogen to be produced on a large scale.
According to Eternal Power, the first shipments of green hydrogen and its derivatives could reach Europe and Germany by 2030.
According to a joint analysis by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Chilean Ministry of Energy, Chile can generate 70 times more green electricity than it needs for its own needs. But precisely meeting this demand in a climate-friendly way is not so easy for the Latin American country at this time.
“The size of the projects – we’re talking about final production capacities in the gigawatt range – can only be achieved in cooperation with good local partners. We are currently in the process of establishing precisely such partnerships locally, so that we can then take care of the logistics and customers in Germany and Europe ourselves,” declared Robert Meitz, Eternal Power cofounder.
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