Main finding of the webinar: The role of hydrogen in the decarbonisation of South America

The seminar was structured in two segments: during the first, global and regional perspectives on hydrogen were shared; then, in the second segment, a focus was made on the cases of Brazil, Argentina and Chile.

South America has the potential to produce a large amount of low-carbon hydrogen, even more than it could consume domestically. For that reason, it could become a major player on the world energy scene in the long term.

In Argentina, in particular, practically all hydrogen production is currently carried out through hydrocarbons. However, the country has started green hydrogen production in 2009 through pilot projects. Some of the key factors for hydrogen development in the country include high availability and quality of energy resources (solar, wind, gas), high availability of water and technical capacity. On the other hand, some of the main difficulties to be overcome are capital costs, access to financing and highly subsidized energy prices.

A recording of the seminar is available at the following link:  

The review of the event published in S&P Global and a presentation by Luciano Caratori of the Torcuato Di Tella Foundation, are attached below.