Guanajuato seeks to lead Mexican green hydrogen production

One of the three Mexican states attempting to lead the way in the production of green hydrogen is Guanajuato. A Spanish-owned company with operations in the region is developing the Mexican green hydrogen molecule, which will be used to decarbonize natural gas in the future.

Israel Hurtado, head of the Mexican Hydrogen Association, told Organización Editorial Mexicana exclusively that PEMEX and CFE are collaborating in Mexico to produce green hydrogen for the energy transition in the battle against climate change.

Not even a Mexican green hydrogen molecule exists in Mexico. To do this and advance the use of clean energy in daily life, projects were established by Guanajuato, Durango, Baja California, Pemex, and the CFE. Its manufacture must utilize solar, wind, or geothermal energy in order to be deemed “green”.

In the long run, green hydrogen will replace fossil fuels including diesel, gasoline, and fuel oil. It will be able to create electricity, lead mobility, and decarbonize natural gas through a process known as “Blending” among its many other uses.

The green hydrogen project in Guanajuato aims to decarbonize natural gas through “Blending,” while the projects in Durango and Baja California produce green hydrogen and ammonia, respectively, to replace fossil fuels and supply the fertilizer industry. In Guanajuato, the green hydrogen project aims to decarbonize natural gas through “Blending,” while the projects in Durango and Baja California aim to produce electricity by mixing green hydrogen with natural gas to produce electricity.

It is now a reality in certain areas of the world, but it will take some time for hydrogen vehicles to become widely available in Mexico, in part because of the infrastructure required to store it. According to the head of the hydrogen society in Mexico, we will soon witness the generation of green hydrogen in solar or wind power plants or in facilities that install electrolyzers to produce green hydrogen for their industrial operations.

Due to its limited adoption, green hydrogen production is currently expensive. According to the president of the Mexican Hydrogen Association, studies done by the International Energy Agency, the International Renewable Energy Agency, and the World Energy Council all predict that the price of green hydrogen will converge with the price of gray hydrogen in this decade. Although it might be the other way around, they explain that the reasons would be related to the mass use, first the costs would fall, then the mass use would come.

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