Chile and green hydrogen



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Chile and green hydrogen

Chile and green hydrogen. "Green hydrogen will allow us to export our renewable energies to a world that is moving rapidly towards decarbonisation and that needs clean and affordable energy," said President Sebastián Pinera during Chile 2020: Green Hydrogen Summit.

The Minister of Energy, Juan Carlos Jobet, explained the action plan which aims to make Chile a world leader in the production and export of green hydrogen and for which the creation of approximately 100,000 jobs is expected.

in jobs and $ 200 billion in investments over the next 20 years. He also said that green hydrogen is a strategic opportunity for Chile, and the country is the ideal place to produce and export green hydrogen and its derivatives.

Chile's national green hydrogen strategy includes three main goals. To produce the cheapest green hydrogen on the planet by 2030, to be among the top 3 exporters by 2040 and to have 5 GW of developing electrolysis capacity by 2025.

So Chilean President announced an ambitious national strategy that will allow his country to develop the green hydrogen and to product this renewable fuel by 2040.

Some days ago we told you about how Australia's largest solar farm

It is an area of ​​10,000 square kilometers in the uncultivated pastures between Alice Springs and Darwin.

It is the largest solar farm in the world. The largest photovoltaic park ever conceived will be built in those pastures by Sun Cable. The solar park attracted billionaire investors. Sun Cable CEO David Griffin reports The Guardian explains that the area would occupy approximately 12,000 hectares and that an assessment of the project has been submitted to the Environmental Protection Authority of the Northern Territory, the first phase of a long process.

of approval expected to allow work to start at the end of 2023, energy production by 2026 and export by 2027. Sun Cable expects the project to generate 1,500 direct jobs and 10,000 indirect jobs during construction and approximately 350 permanent jobs once in operation.

Griffin said Sun Cable is working on a training and job opportunity plan so that some of the workforce can come from nearby indigenous communities and that supplies are produced by local businesses. Australia is banking on the export of solar energy to expand its energy production by significantly reducing global emissions.

The country is responsible for about 1.4% of greenhouse gas emissions, which increases by 5% if exports of fossil fuels are counted. With this photovoltaic park, among other things, Australia could, according to the agreements of the CoPs, exchange its shares of harmful emissions, transferring them to developing countries and thus balancing its global position as a nation with a very high level of pollution environmental produced by power plants fueled with traditional systems.

Sun Cable has entered into a deal with Newcastle Waters' current owners, Consolidated Pastoral Company, a cattle ranching company that has around 20 grazing areas across Australia. , for the use of the land. Overhead transmission lines will send Sun Cable-generated electricity to Darwin to power the state's power grid.

Griffin also explained that two thirds of the power will be exported to Singapore via high voltage DC submarine cables. There will be at least two cables, each slightly smaller in diameter than a football, with SunCable able to supply about a fifth of the electricity needs of Singapore, a country seeking to move away from its increasingly expensive power generation system.

with gas. Griffin also said the solar park could supply power to remote communities in the Northern Australian territories that currently rely on expensive diesel generators for electricity.