The province of Jujuy in Argentina will start a project to produce green hydrogen

By: Dr. Franyi Sarmiento, Ph.D., Inspenet, March 28, 2022.

The Governor of Jujuy, Gerardo Morales, met in Paris with executives from the French Development Agency (AFD), in order to address various financing schemes to direct the execution of the Green Hydrogen generation project, the thermo-photovoltaic complex that will be develops jointly with INVAP and the planned 200 MW photovoltaic plant in El Pongo.

Participating in this meeting were the director for Latin America of AFD, Marie-Pierre Bourzai; the deputy director for Latin America of said agency, Benedicte Gazon; the minister of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in France, Silvina Murphy; and secretary of the Embassy, Demian Dobry.

The meeting focused on the generation of Green Hydrogen in Jujuy, “whose executive project will be defined in three months,” said the governor. It should be noted that Green Hydrogen H2 is applied to the refining of fossil fuels, to the production of ammonia and is also used in the steel industry.

The French Development Agency (AFD) is a public financial institution that implements France’s development policy, with a view to combating poverty and promoting sustainable development.

In 2020, the AFD group (composed of Proparco, a subsidiary dedicated to the private sector; and Expertise France) committed €12.1 billion in 996 new development projects in various sectors. It finances and supports approximately 4,000 projects in 115 countries. Its teams are based in Paris, Marseille and in a network of 85 agencies around the world.