In Chile they will develop green hydrogen projects to produce ammonia

Inspenet, February 1, 2023

The generation and energy solutions company Colbún and Sumitomo Corporation Group, one of the largest Japanese corporations in the world, announced their alliance to study the feasibility of developing green hydrogen projects to produce green ammonia in the Antofagasta and Magallanes regions, in Chili.

In this sense, the president of Sumitomo Corporation Chile, Taizo Hayakawa, and the CEO of Colbún SA, José Ignacio Escobar, signed a Memorandum of Understanding that defines the scope and objective of this alliance.

In the case of the Antofagasta Region, for the production of Green Hydrogen, the feasibility of providing part of the renewable energy supply will be evaluated with the Inti Pacha photovoltaic solar project (486 MW, María Elena commune) of Colbún, which already has with environmental approval. Inti Pacha, along with other Colbún photovoltaic initiatives, will supply the necessary energy to carry out this project.

Regarding the export of ammonia, the feasibility of using the logistics and port facilities of Interacid, a port subsidiary of Sumitomo located in Mejillones, which today is mainly dedicated to the import of sulfuric acid and fuels for mining, will be analyzed.

Regarding the Magallanes Region, the agreement points to a green ammonia project with a production potential of 1,000,000 tons per year, and includes feasibility studies for: port facilities, renewable energy generation and the development of infrastructure to produce hydrogen, among others.

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