Central and South American countries have profusely stated that their region is one of the best places to produce green hydrogen. A few Latin American countries have also signed deals with international players. The resilience of their pursuing the hydrogen economy was also manifested from the recent Hydrogen Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean (H2LAC 2021) that took place April 14-15.
In February, HUB of Green Hydrogen Pecém – Ceará’ was launched jointly with the Government of Ceará, Complexo do Pecém (CIPP S/A), Federation of Industries of the State (Fiec), Federal University of Ceará (UFC). The aim was to develop a value chain of Green Hydrogen, covering the generation of renewable energy to green hydrogen, storage, distribution, consumption and exports.
On Monday (19th April), as published on H2Bulletin Hydrogen Economy Platform, White Martin, a Linde Group company, also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Pecém Complex showing its interest in participating in the Green Hydrogen HUB.
The partnership aims to develop local hydrogen production potential with a target of exporting to Europe. The Pecém Complex will provide all the necessary support to White Martins in exploring the production and supply of green hydrogen (H2V). White Martins is already operating a gas plant in the Industrial and Port Complex of Pecém.
Guilherme Ricci, Director of Hydrogen and Liquefied Natural Gas at White Martins, said, “The project is also in line with Linde’s global growth strategy in the green hydrogen market.”
Pecém Complex is owned by the Government of Ceará (70%) and the Port of Rotterdam (30%). Given that the Port of Rotterdam is working with several partners to develop a large-scale hydrogen network in its port complex to make the Port of Rotterdam an international hub for hydrogen in Europe. So, it is likely that White Martins will use the Port of Rotterdam as the port of entry into Europe.
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