Chile, Germany to form green hydrogen working group

Hydrogen tanks. Source: US Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

July 2 (Renewables Now) - The governments of Germany and Chile this week signed a joint declaration to strengthen their cooperation on green hydrogen, the Chilean energy ministry announced.

The declaration was signed by the Chilean minister of mining and energy, Juan Carlos Jobet, and Germany’s federal minister for economic affairs and energy Peter Altmaier, within the framework of talks between Chilean president Sebastian Pinera and German chancellor Angela Merkel.

The two ministries agreed to form a working group on green hydrogen within the existing 2019 Chilean-German energy partnership, with the goal of facilitating the development of supply chains abroad, share knowledge and experience in matters of safety regulations and procedure, the Chilean side said.

The working group would seek to identify opportunities for investment and corporate alliances, feasible projects and promote research and development. After 12 months, the continuity of the working would be evaluated.

The German government is looking secure partnerships with green hydrogen exporters such as Chile to meet domestic targets. In December, the federal ministry for economic affairs and energy pledged financial support for the Highly Innovative Fuels (HIF), also known as the Haru Oni e-fuel project, in southern Chile, in which German companies Siemens Energy AG (FRA:ENR) and Porsche AG are participating alongside Chilean energy-sector players.

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