Renewables Apr 8, 2021 2:11 PM
Colombia advances in the generation of clean energies, and the era of “Green Hydrogen” will begin in the country.
President Iván Duque announced that the government will implement a policy for the development of green hydrogen, El Nuevo Siglo reported.
Duque said that the goal is to start at least three clean energy projects with that fuel.
The President highlighted that the country has made satisfactory progress on the unconventional renewable energies, and these have a link to new energy forms.
“We are going to start up and we will work hand in hand with Chile, in brotherhood in this regard. We will develop the roadmap for the development of green hydrogen during 1H21,” Duque highlighted.
The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinEnergia) has been analyzing the use of fuels such as hydrogen since 2020.
The Mining-Energy Planning Unit (UPME) and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation will do a study that identifies the prospects for production and use of this energy in the country.
This study will identify the production potential of blue hydrogen (from coal as a transition process towards the production of green hydrogen) and green hydrogen from renewable energy sources.
In addition, several countries and industrial groups are investing in green hydrogen globally.
The US, European countries and China are in the fight to advance in this important fuel and dominate this future market.
Bottom-Line: It is key to start working and researching on this new energy source, to move forward as costs go down. Green hydrogen represents a good opportunity but in the long term.