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Green hydrogen: a realistic alternative to counteract the climate crisis

  • During the conference “Meeting the goals of climate change: the potential of Green hydrogen for Mexico and the economy”, business sector, scientist and other actors discussed the use of sustainable energy.
  • Green hydrogen is positioned as an alternative that together with other forms of sustainable energy can accelerate the Energy Transition.
  • Currently there is already evidence around the world that guarantees the efficiency of H2; Germany is a success story.

Mexico City. – The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Mexican-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CAMEXA) and GIZ in Mexico, though the German-Mexican Energy Partnership (EP), commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy (BMWi), and Support for the Energy Transition in Mexico (TrEM), commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), held on October 14 the event “Meeting the goals of climate change: The potential of green hydrogen for Mexico and its economy”.

The German ambassador to Mexico, Peter Tempel, welcomed the attendees with a message that recalled the importance of maintaining energy policies aligned with United Nations 2030 Agenda and continuing the development of sustainable energies such as the green hydrogen.

The purpose of the conference was to bring together experts from the business, scientific and governmental sector in person and virtually, to dialogue about the potential of using green hydrogen in Mexico.

The Secretary of Economy, Tatiana Clouthier, who also gave a virtual welcome message, highlighted the opportunity to reactivate the economy with a focus on sustainability and alliances, in the same way, she underlined the need to address the climate emergency with inclusive and innovative solutions.

The Secretary said that “with great interest we find that green hydrogen constitutes a niche of opportunity to consolidate the sustainability approach in different sectors”.

For Mexico, green hydrogen is a catalyst for renewable energies, and allows sustainable alternatives to different industries, such as mining or freight transportation, which become much more competitive and cheaper by progressively promoting the decarbonization of industrial processes, according to specialist on the subject. 

During the panel “Green hydrogen opportunities for companies”, the business sector presented its vision regarding the regulations in the production and use of hydrogen, and the opportunities for competitiveness and visibility in Mexico.

The experts also emphasized the need to incentivize the decarbonization of the industry, the reduction of hydrogen production costs and the exchange of best practices with Germany and the European Union.

In the panel “Green hydrogen potential at the state level”, government representatives from Tamaulipas, Puebla and Guanajuato highlighted the importance of energy well-being from economic, social and environmental aspects.

During the forum it was recognized that to boost green hydrogen, collaboration with different sectors, such as universities and public-private partnerships, is needed. 

Different options in the country that have already been applied in the region were also discussed, such as executing In Situ environmental projects operated by companies, which allows reducing costs, reducing emission caused by transportation and freight, and doing more efficient processes in general.

During the second part of the conference, four worktables were held with the aim of identifying the starting points for future activities on green hydrogen in the national and international market, in terms of its production, demand and its parallel benefits as it creates jobs and promotes economic development.

With this event, the GIZ in Mexico facilitates dialogue and cooperation between business, scientific and governmental sectors to enhance the energy transition based on new technologies and vectors, such as hydrogen green to fight effectively against the climate change.

 

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Contact: William Jensen-Díaz  (william.jensen(at)giz.de)  

Peter Tempel (Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany)

Christine Falken-Grosser (BMWi)

Alejandro Hernández Fonseca (Ministry of Economic Sustainable Development of Guanajuato), Antonieta Gómez (Energy Commission of Tamaulipas) and María Angélica Valencia Gómez (Energy Agency of the State of Puebla)

Alfredo González Reyes (Commissionate of the Executive Secretariat of the National Council of the 2030 Agenda)

Israel Hurtado (Mexican Hydrogen Association)

Sarah Basic (Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany)

Ralph Wegner (Managing Partner, Mexión), José Marco Antonio Anaya Izquierdo (Manager of Business Development, Linde) and Casiopea Ramírez (Partner, Fresh Energy)

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