Brazil’s Ceara one step closer to adopting state policy on green H2
Green hydrogen plant in Brazil. Image by Ceara state govt (www.ceara.gov.br)
The state legislative assembly of the Brazilian state of Ceara has approved a bill that establishes the State Policy for Green Hydrogen and the State Council for Governance and Development of Green Hydrogen Production.
The northeastern state said this week that both are instruments necessary to bolster Ceara's green hydrogen potential.
According to the local government, the new policy focuses on the diversification and expansion of Ceara’s energy mix as well as on the reduction of carbon emissions. The council, in turn, will discuss strategies, and define guidelines and actions that encourage the development of a local green hydrogen production chain.
Currently, the bill awaits sanction from Governor Elmano de Freitas.
So far, Ceara has signed 32 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with private companies tied to the production of green hydrogen in the state, the most recent one being with EDF Renewables Brazil.