Chilean govt launches USD-30m tender for green hydrogen projects

EMEC hydrogen storage cylinders (Credit Colin Keldie)

April 27 (Renewables Now) - The Chilean government has issued a call for tenders for the development of green hydrogen production projects of 10 MW and above, it was announced on Friday.

The government is offering to award up to USD 30 million (EUR 24.9m) to one or more projects, which should become operational no later than December 2025. The tender process is open to national and foreign companies.

Prospective bidders have until July to make inquiries about the tender, while applications should be submitted by September.

The Chilean government’s strategy sees the roll-out of green hydrogen in phases. In the first phase, hydrogen would be used to support the domestic industry to help it reduce its carbon footprint and gain competitiveness. In a later stage, the country would turn to exports, the energy minister, Juan Carlos Jobet, explained.

At present, there are over 40 green hydrogen projects in the pipeline across Chile, the minister added.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.829)

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