The study was launched by the E+ Institute in an online seminar, with the collaboration of two partners

The E+ Energy Transition Institute has launched, in partnership with Agora Industry (Germany) and Cognition Consultoria, the report “12 Insights about Hydrogen – Brazil edition.” The research analyzes the industrial and energy potential of the country based on hydrogen and power-to-x (PtX) type products and how Brazil can promote a green re-industrialization process, promoting economic and social development. With the support of iCS, the study was released during an online seminar held on April 18.

One of the points raised in the report is that Brazil needs to overcome a series of challenges in order to become one of the main global hubs for the production, use and international trade of low emission hydrogen and power-to-x (PtX) products, and to be able to achieve competitive costs by 2030. This includes items manufactured by basic industries, such as iron and steel, as well as fuels, such as e-methanol, synthetic fuels and others.

The challenges to be addressed include prioritizing the use of hydrogen in industry for “no regrets” applications, where direct electrification is not an option; investing  in the intra-sectoral planning in areas such as energy, industry, transport, infrastructure and the environment; establishing the conditions of governance that enable new productive investments in the country; and taking advantage of the complementarity of the clean energy resources of each one of the regions given the vastness of the Brazilian territory.

With the proximity of the main meeting of the G20 and as host of COP 30, in 2025, Brazil can seize the moment to lead the most ambitious agenda of global industrial decarbonization. The country is at the center of attention regarding the role of hydrogen in the global search for climate neutrality and boasts a unique combination of renewable energy sources, minerals and other raw materials, in addition to having a consolidated bioenergy industry and extraordinary human capital.

“These aspects contribute to Brazil playing a leading role in the decarbonization of the carbon-intensive value chains, so that the commercial value of hydrogen and its derivatives also configures as an opportunity for the country to benefit in social and economic terms with a more competitive positioning and a greater added value in international trade,” assesses Victoria Santos, a specialist in Industries at iCS.

The E+ Energy Transition Institute has launched a study in partnership with the German think tank Agora Industry in an online seminar. Photo: Disclosure

The study aims to expand the national and international understanding of the industrial and energy potential of the country. Photo: Disclosure.

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