Brazil-German cooperation to make green hydrogen with biogas in Paraná

In order to build a pilot plant for green hydrogen (H2V) and derivatives from animal waste, the Brazil-German Cooperation for Sustainable Development and the German organization Mele announced a public-private partnership with the Paraná agricultural cooperatives Coopersan and Ambicoop.

The agreement calls for a facility that can manufacture 88 thousand tons of sustainable fuels annually, or 275 tons per day, utilizing H2V and methane gas from pig dung.

Photovoltaic and hydropower systems will provide the electrolysis system’s energy needs. With the addition of green hydrogen, the biogas will be converted into methanol, which is made from hydrogen.

The project H2Uppp, an international initiative commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection, provides funding for the collaboration (BMWK).

Implementation will be handled by the German agency for cooperation GIZ, with assistance from the Rio de Janeiro and So Paulo-based Brazil-Germany Chambers of Industry and Commerce (AHK).

Brazil is one of 17 nations where the H2Uppp initiative is active, and it calls for a total investment of 2.3 million euros.

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