HIF, Enel Inexperienced Energy file EIS for 325-MW wind farm a part of e-fuels venture in Chile
August 5 (Renewables Now) – E-fuels multinational HIF International and renewables firm Enel Inexperienced Energy Chile have filed the environmental influence examine (EIS) for a 325-MW wind farm venture that’s anticipated to feed a future inexperienced hydrogen-based e-fuels plant in southern Chile.
Of their joint assertion on Thursday, the companions mentioned the Faro del Sur wind venture would require an funding of some USD 500 million (EUR 489m), and would contain the set up of 65 generators and a 12.1-km (7.5 miles) underground transmission line in Chile’s southernmost area of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica.
The Faro del Sur wind farm is designed to accompany a inexperienced e-fuels plant that HIF International, by Chilean subsidiary, proposes to construct within the Cabo Negro industrial zone within the metropolis of Punta Arenas.
The HIF/Enel Inexperienced Energy proposal secured USD 16.9 million in state funding from the Chilean authorities in late 2021, in a tender for projects that promote manufacturing and use of inexperienced hydrogen and its derivatives. HIF’s e-fuels plant would depend on 240 MW of wind-powered electrolysers for inexperienced hydrogen and recycled CO2 to supply clear fuels.
Environmental allowing for the e-fuels element of the venture will start within the coming months, HIF International president Cesar Norton mentioned in Thursday’s assertion.
The Faro del Sur services would be the first industrial-scale e-fuels venture for the companions, coming proper after their Haru Oni pilot plant they’re at the moment constructing in Punta Arenas.
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