CTG Brasil, in partnership with the National Department of SENAI, SENAI Pernambuco and the State Government, the initiative will focus on Suape’s implementation of innovative projects focused on production, transport, storage and green hydrogen (H2V) management.
Together, the projects will initially receive investments of up to R$ 45 million.
With the formalization of the memorandum, it will be possible to establish collaborative relationships between the institutions to promote the development of projects. In addition, the partnership contributes to the decarbonization process by increasing the share of renewable sources in port activities.
This initiative aims to develop the potential of H2V and identify opportunities in the most strategic public port in the Northeast, given that 90% of the region’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is located within a radius of 800 kilometres from the port. . In addition, the intention is to establish joint opportunities in the area of energy and decarbonization of industries linked to the port.
The proposals were selected in the public call for “Missão Estratégica Hidrogênio Verde”, promoted by the National Department of SENAI and by CTG Brasil. The public notice, announced last February, provided for an investment of R$ 18 million in the most innovative solutions capable of generating business related to the fuel of the future. This initiative is part of CTG Brasil’s investment strategy in R&D+ innovation, in line with the Research and Development Program regulated and promoted by Aneel (National Electric Energy Agency).
Brazil has great potential for generating energy from renewable sources. For the director general of SENAI, Rafael Lucchesi, the country needs to increase investment in innovative and sustainable solutions. “We need to advance further in research. Our biggest challenge is to develop a diversity of sustainable and reliable energy matrices that will be able to supply the energy needs of a growing population”, he emphasizes.
Camila Barreto, Director of SENAI Pernambuco, said, “SENAI’s role is to collaborate in the implementation of these projects, which may contribute to increasing the attractiveness of our State. We see the Suape Port Industrial Complex as a way to test the viability of these projects in a real scenario, bringing together other companies and creating a true innovation hub.”
For CTG Brasil, the largest investor in the Green Hydrogen program, TechHub plays a key role in the company’s innovation strategy, contributing with solutions and new technologies that accelerate the energy transition and boost Brazil’s role in projects focused on an economy of low carbon. “One of the objectives of the initiative is to promote an ecosystem focused on the use of new technologies, improvement in the electrolysis process, increase in the total efficiency of the plant, cost reduction, training and proposition of new business models”, says Carlos Nascimento, manager of Research and Development at CTG Brasil.
José Renato Domingues, corporate VP of CTG Brasil, said, “It is essential to trace and certify the origin of energy for the production of hydrogen, ensuring that the plant’s power source comes from 100% renewable energy, opening even more doors for the commercialization of what is considered the fuel of the future.”
Geraldo Julio, the Secretary of Economic Development of Pernambuco, said, “This Hub shows the capacity of the Suape Complex and its diversity in embracing projects from various segments. We are looking to the future, as green hydrogen is a global innovation, it has great potential for investment, sustainability and development of the green economy.”