The Chilean subsidiary of Norwegian renewables company Statkraft A/S has been selected to receive government funds to conduct a pre-feasibility study into the production of green hydrogen and ammonia at its future 671-MW solar farm in Chile.
Statkraft Chile said it was among several companies selected within the framework of a call for tenders led by the Chilean International Cooperation Agency for Development (AGCID) and aimed at co-financing pre-investment studies into production, storage, transport and/or use of green hydrogen. The competition was financed by the Bilateral Fund for Development in Transition Chile-European Union, a 2019 agreement between AGCID and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships.
The renewables company said it had secured all the funds it applied for, without mentioning the sum.
The green hydrogen/ammonia study will take into account Statkraft’s 671-MW Pauna solar PV project set to be developed in the Chilean region of Antofagasta. Statkraft Chile said its earlier studies determined that the company can use the Pauna solar farm for grid electricity generation, production and distribution of hydrogen to Chile’s mining sector and production of ammonia for global exports.
The green hydrogen/ammonia initiative is called Pauna Greener Future, Statkraft Chile added.
The Pauna project is currently under environmental evaluation.
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