Chile's Green Hydrogen Revolution: Leading Towards Lower Costs
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  • Chile’s green hydrogen production the most economical in the whole world; aims to have 5 GW capacity for electrolysis.

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    • In 2020, Chile unveiled its national green hydrogen strategy, aiming to become a leading destination for hydrogen investment in Latin America
    • The goal is to have at least 5 GW of electrolysis capacity operating, producing at least 200k/tons of hydrogen per year, and reaching a price of US$1.50 per kilogram

    Chile currently stands out as a frontrunner in green hydrogen pricing. Here’s how it compares to other countries:

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    • Cost Advantage:
      • McKinsey research indicates that Chile can produce green hydrogen at $1.05 per kilogram by 2030.
      • This cost is lower than the Middle East and Australia, which are also key players in the emerging green hydrogen industry.
    • Global Context:
      • Chile has the lowest production costs for green hydrogen worldwide.
      • As of 2020, the country’s renewables infrastructure allowed for green hydrogen generation ranging between 3.5 and 3.75 euros (3.76 – 4.03 USD) per kilogram.
    • Relative Reduction:
      • By 2030, the levelized costs of producing hydrogen in the EU and the United States are projected to reach 2.6 and 2.1 USD/kg H₂, respectively.
      • In comparison, northern Chile’s costs would be around 1.4 USD/kg H₂ during the same period according to other sources, without considering transportation and distribution costs.

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