In Latin America, There’s an Area the Size of France Plus U.K. that Might Produce Green Hydrogen for $1/kg (1)

By Mathew Carr

Aug. 13-16, 2021 (LONDON) — Latin America is seeking to stake its claim on future green hydrogen demand and it’s got plenty of ability to do so, according to the International Energy Agency.

It’s competing against the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, Australia, for instance.

While latin American hydrogen is dirty now, it will get cleaner. The next 10 years are crucial.

A spatial survey showed an area the size of France and the U.K. could produce low-carbon hydrogen for less than $1 per kg by 2050, according to this presentation from Aug. 12:

It’s probably coincidental (?), but the presentation took place as EU carbon allowances plunged.

Here is the slide on the spatial survey:

See presentation in Tweet above…around 32 minutes

There are a variety of startling starting points and opportunities for hydrogen in Latin America. See this slide:

Presentation — around 14 minutes

For a merit order estimate of hydrogen, see this Tweet:

(Corrects dateline to Aug. 13. Adds merit order for hydrogen; changes “can” to “might” in headline)

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