Chile has one of the best renewable onshore potential in the world. Solar arrays high in the Andes mountains receive three times as much solar irradiation as Europe. The Chilean south has excellent wind resources. It is there that French oil major Total and its subsidiary Total Eren are planning a massive green hydrogen/ammonia project, called “H2 Magallanes”. Work is said to begin in 2025, with first hydrogen production to commence in 2027.
Chile aims for a 25 GW-worth hydrogen production by 2030.
In parallel, both Chilean and Australian officials have announced their ambition to export locally produced hydrogen to Europe’s biggest port, Rotterdam, so it can be further distributed over Western Europe from there.
[total-eren.com] – Total Eren press announcement
[nsenergybusiness.com] – Total Eren launches studies for H2 Magallanes project
[rechargenews.com] – Total Eren to tap ‘world’s best onshore wind’ for 10GW Chile green hydrogen plant
[pv-magazine.com] – Chile wants to export green hydrogen to Port of Rotterdam
[reneweconomy.com.au] – Western Australia teams up with Rotterdam for green hydrogen exports