Hannover & MHA: Formalizing the Advancement of Green HydrogenBy Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Thu, 09/23/2021 - 15:54
In partnership with Hannover Fairs Mexico, the Mexican Hydrogen Association (AMH) intends to impulse the green hydrogen industry in Mexico with the signing of a cooperation agreement. This document outlines the transference of related knowledge and technology in addition to joint campaigns aimed at promoting the benefits of renewable energies.
During the upcoming Solar Power Mexico (SPM) photovoltaic industry fair scheduled to take place November 9-11, at the Citibanamex Center in Mexico City, the dissemination of green hydrogen technology and knowledge will be facilitated as stipulated by the agreement. Moreover, both parties aim to promote new business models and foster national and international networks between industrialists.
Signatories Bernd Rohde, CEO of Hannover Fairs Mexico, and Israel Hurtado, founder and president of AMH formed this collaboration aiming to reemphasize the importance of renewable energies in the county and encourage the adoption of hydrogen technology in order to make Mexico a formidable industry player in the medium and long term.
“The alliance between Hannover Fairs Mexico and the Mexican Hydrogen Association will allow to increase the competitiveness of renewable energies in the country, since Mexico, being a nation so rich in solar resources, can obtain important economic benefits through the adoption of hydrogen technologies, which in the medium and long term can make us exporters of green hydrogen in an increasingly sustainable world economy”, said Rohde.
Hurtado pointed to an overreliance on US natural gas imports needed for energy generation in order to advance and prioritize the production of green hydrogen in the country need to meet transition and energy security goals in a similar fashion to Chile, Germany France and Spain.
“More than 50 percent of the electricity generated in Mexico is with natural gas and most of it is imported, so it is necessary to find a way to substitute imports; in Mexico there are about 150 solar and wind plants capable of producing green hydrogen that is used to generate electricity or that can be injected into pipelines to mix with natural gas and be used as fuel for transportation,” said Hurtado.
Alberto Escofet, country manager of ENAGAS and vice president of AMH, said that Mexico has the potential to become a global green hydrogen protagonist and hub if it were to utilize its favorable geopolitical advantage and existing infrastructure.