Chile: Green hydrogen for less than $ 1.60 per kilogram

Chile: Green hydrogen for less than $ 1.60 per kilogram-less

More than once, we have already pointed out that only, green ‘hydrogen is really useful when it comes to bringing the fuel cell technology forward. In this context, in August 2020, we were able to refer to Hoeller Electrolyzer in August 2020, which hydrogen for less than 4 euros per kg. With Chile, another actor comes into play, which could offer long-term green hydrogen for $ 1.60 or 1.35 euros per kilogram. An announcement!

This is possible because the potential for solar and wind stream is huge in Chile. How Energyoload should be reported there, in the next 15 years, the share of renewable energies rise to two-thirds. That this is quite possible proves a look back. Because just once 15 years ago, the electricity supply of the country was secured by gas imports from the neighboring country of Argentina. By a supply crisis, this concept is covered and can already ensure 44 percent of the Chilean electricity from wind and sun in 2020. By 2050 it should be 95 percent.

“Up to 2035 almost two-thirds of the electricity from renewable sources – this ambitious goal will probably even exceed Chile. Because the government drives the energy transition strongly: especially with the expansion of solar energy.”- Gesellschaft fur International Cooperation (GIZ)

The Company for International Cooperation (GIZ) states that the country with wind, water and solar energy could produce about 75 times its own electricity demand, the result of a recent study. Thus a nearly perfect basis to win out the excess green stream, green hydrogen. As a center for hydrogen production, the Atacama desert is particularly suitable in northern Chiles, the place with the most intense sunshine worldwide.

There is already a clear sign for Chiles sustainability efforts today with the first solar tower power plant. In the Atacama desert, it ensures a low-emission energy supply around the clock in the powerful copper mining. In the future, Chile could also produce hydrogen from solar power. The potential does exist. Rainer SchrOner, the GIZ program director for renewable energies and energy efficiency in Chile, estimates the potential for generation of renewable energies to 1.800 gigawatts. Consumed are currently only 22 gigawatts.

The surplus could be cached in green hydrogen, use or export for hydrogen commercial vehicles in Chile themselves. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that production costs for green hydrogen in Chile in the long term at $ 1.60 (RD. 1.35 euros) become per kilogram. State 2020 costs the kilogram of green hydrogen in the US about $ 10 (RD. 8.40 euros). It is not negligible, however, is the cost factor for the transport of hydrogen. Whether, the export therefore makes sense to Europe must be examined. It should then be more important of the export towards North America.

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10 thoughts on “Chile: Green hydrogen for less than $ 1.60 per kilogram”

  1. With the region, in which exports of green hydrogen from Chile could be worthwhile, is probably meant rather North America as North Africa.
    Wolfgang DW

  2. The question is more if the energy won there is then not needed in the country ..
    This pseudo bill that every country can waste energy for hydrogen and we have giant quantities to energy is absolute nonsense, the amounts of energy needed a country needed alone for industry gigantic and that must first be achieved before being thought about hydrogen ..

  3. Why hydrogen produce there and then export, instead of exporting the electricity directly and relocating the hydrogen production there where it is needed?

  4. What a bullshite article ..

    Just for comparison: even under optimal conditions you would need to win hydrogen via electrolysis, about 50 kilowatt hours electricity per kilo hydrogen.

    A kilo price of 1.35 euros thus corresponded to a power price of not even three cents the kilowatt hour. And there are neither profit margins nor ROI of electrolysis system or the PV systems in there.

    This whole idea was BTW. Schonmal has been considered with the project “Desertec” – and that is now seventeen years ago! Since then nothing has happened since nothing happened – except a lot of rumgeetrommel and lobbyist hudeline.

    But the main thing is the hydrogen lambby again with the supposed universal alloy bringer and told all and everyone the same bullshit again and again, thus choking the alternatives that have already been a positive influence on the climate today and now. Because: “If that should run sometime sometime, then nothing has to change. So we prefer to change sometimes nothing … “

  5. At 1 – 2 CT / KWH electricity (abroad) you need about 80 cents electricity per kilo of hydrogen (100km).

    Cheap organic electricity (Germany) from about 3 CT / KWh at 25 kWh (incl. Losses 100km) about 80 cents.

    The electricity costs for 100km would be approximately the same, but with hydrogen, electrolysis and transport to Germany come to. Ecostrom is already in Germany and does not need electrolysis.

    For transport to the hydrogen filling station or. For the power to the charging station, I want to assume that there are no big differences, so that the high transport costs remain with hydrogen.

    The hydrogen lobby must therefore hope or. “Hollfen” that the ecostrom is loaded for E cars with EEG surcharge, so 3x expensive, so that your “hydrogen darling” can prevail.

    Hydrogen in cars can only enforce with “dirty” political tricks – even so you do not support hydrogen cars. The cheap electricity abroad should benefit better the population there instead of disappearing from “corrupt” politicians via hydrogen abroad.

  6. Simple Example From Practice: 1 Barrel crude oil costs at best only about $ 1 in the promotion, it is traded on the world market for about $ 50.
    Why should 1kg H2 be traded to $ 1.60? The demand or. The forced after green H2 will be immensely, just Chile will not play here the benefactor, but rather export the world market, so direction 4-6 $ / kg. Transport, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. Then occur if necessary for the end user.

  7. So even if I interpret the facts from the text very positive, I can not imagine that Chile becomes a great hydrogen exporter. It’s nice if Chile has favorable conditions for green electricity, but Chile is currently not even 100% sustainable in electricity production but only 44% target is up to 2035 2/3 and up to 2050 95%. Ie. 22% in the next 15 years and in the following again 29%. The Chileans themselves are only trusting 11GW for the next 30 years. Also, electricity production only makes a fraction of the primary energy demand.
    Even if one goes out of a significant acceleration, so that Chile soon becomes independent of fossil energy, it leads favorable electricity normally first to the settlement of current-intensive industry. Their power requirement could easily exploit the potential.
    Even if there are large quantities of electricity which is not suitable for the industry, they believe the shipping the hydrogen across the ocean? Or will be consumers again located the already large amounts of hydrogen and produce products that are much easier to transport.

  8. There are always those who believe this shit and wait for hydrogen, which is only an excuse to use the well-functioning electric car from today.Five times to spend so much power to come from A to B, who should want that???
    But dreams nice, I have long been very cheap with electric.

  9. Following a documentary Ixch has just seen Argentina has quite environmental problems
    u.A. With outdated coal streaming.Maybe it would be best if these catasprophales
    Instead of modernizing them if it is economically possible by
    Renewable power generation with casting fabric storage / use.


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