Could 10 (Renewables Now) – German renewables firm Enertrag AG introduced at present a venture to develop the Tambor Inexperienced Hydrogen Hub in Uruguay’s division of Tacuarembo to supply massive quantities of hydrogen and its derivatives.
Enertrag stated that the primary part of the venture will contain the development of 350 MW of wind and photo voltaic farms, an on-site electrolyser and conversion services. The corporate expects to have the ability to produce some 15,000 tonnes of inexperienced hydrogen per 12 months and convert it to e-methanol.
“The e-methanol produced right here might compensate for round 10% of the methanol conventionally produced from Russian crude oil in Germany’s largest refinery,” Enertrag stated.
The corporate’s native accomplice is Montevideo-based inexperienced vitality engineering agency SEG Ingenieria.
Uruguay’s inexperienced vitality market is one in every of many scouted by Germany in its quest to search out high-output inexperienced hydrogen exporters. In response to Enertrag, Uruguay has the potential to supply hydrogen within the gigawatt scale and assist Germany meet its whole demand for methanol.
“We wish to help Uruguay’s function as a pioneer in Latin America within the implementation of a inexperienced vitality transition. Uruguay is a perfect accomplice for Europe and us with its high-quality vitality assets, its steady regulatory and political framework in addition to its huge expertise in allowing and implementing large-scale renewable vitality services”, commented Aram Sander, Head of Division Worldwide Undertaking Growth PtX at Enertrag.