With the aim of achieving an energy transition, a roadmap for the production and use of green hydrogen is designed in Ecuador. This input can be used as a sustainable fuel or become an energy source to achieve the decarbonization of the planet. This will help combat climate change.
The information was provided by the Ministry of Energy and Mines. The entity worked closely with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Their goal is to reduce greenhouse gases and reduce global warming to less than 2°C.
Enith Carrión, Vice Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, pointed out that “Ecuador joins other countries in the region such as Chile, Uruguay, Costa Rica and Colombia, who are also embarking on a conversion process towards green hydrogen.”
The official added that “this implementation is a fundamental opportunity to decarbonise sectors of the economy. Among them, industry and transport, in order to make them more sustainable and consequently reduce both the consumption of fossil fuels, as well as the emissions of atmospheric pollutants, carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), mainly”.
Adriana La Valley, Head of Operations of the Inter-American Development Bank in Ecuador, highlighted the importance of establishing a national strategy for the production and use of green hydrogen in Ecuador, in order to guarantee a clean future without carbon emissions.
What is green hydrogen and how is it produced?
Green hydrogen can be used as a sustainable fuel and become a key energy source to achieve the decarbonization of the planet and combat climate change, since it does not generate polluting emissions. It comes from renewable sources and with zero CO2 emissions. Thus, for its production fresh or salt water is used. Then, with wind or photovoltaic energy, the electricity necessary to break down the water molecule is generated. Finally, it is stored in compression tanks.