Chile’s Production Development Corporation (Corfo) has selected three projects to build an electrolysis capacity of 388MW. Hydrogen Industry Leaders investigates how this move could double the current worldwide capacity.
The Government organisation has signed three agreements with GNL Quintera, CAP SA, and Air Liquide to develop the first industry-scale green hydrogen production plants in Chile.
Set to launch in December 2025, the three projects are part of six projects selected by Corfo in December 2021. They hope to bring $1bn in investments and produce 45,000 tonnes of hydrogen a year.
One of the projects, the GNL Quintera’s project will build a 10MW electrolyser in the Valparaiso region and is estimated to produce 100 tonnes of green hydrogen a year and is set to receive $5.7m.
Sustainable Development Manager at GNL Quintera, Alfonso Salinas, said: “We are very happy with the support that Corfo has given to our Bahía de Quintero green hydrogen project.
“We are convinced of the need to develop the local market, and our project also allows us to do so by contributing to improving Quintero Bay environmentally. This is a sign that public-private collaboration is the way to move towards sustainable development.”