Engie to certify renewables for green H2-to-ammonia scheme in Peru
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Engie Energia Peru, part of French utility group Engie SA (EPA:ENGI), said that it has signed an agreement to sell REC certificates to ammonium nitrate producer Industrias Cachimayo to certify that its plant uses 100% renewables in the production of hydrogen.
Industrias Cachimayo has already installed electrolysers at its plant in the Peruvian city of Cusco to produce green hydrogen, which will then be processed into ammonia, a precursor to ammonium nitrate. The company is part of Chilean group Enaex, which produces ammonium nitrate and industrial explosives.
RECs and renewable energy from Engie Energia Peru will enable Industrias Cachimayo to claim that it is the first in Peru to produce hydrogen with a green certificate, the power producer said.
Engie and Enaex also have a green hydrogen-to-ammonia scheme in Chile, which secured them a USD-9.5-million (EUR 9.8m) award in state funds from the Chilean state late last year. For the Chilean project, Engie will be the one building the electrolysers, while Enaex will construct the ammonia production facility.
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