The cost of producing green hydrogen in Mexico might be as much as 64% lower than in other countries, according to a McKinsey report from 2021.
However, the nation currently lacks a national strategy that would enable it to realize this potential.
Wood Mackenzie attributes three important factors to the development of hydrogen in the North American nation: 1) the renewable, wind, solar, and hydrothermal potential; 2) the geographic location, positioned in the center of the American continent, which facilitates foreign trade to different markets; and 3) the free trade agreement between Mexico, the United States, and Canada (T-MEC), which enables Mexico to export hydrogen through pipelines to the US.
Mexico wants to make its first green hydrogen molecule in the first half of this year, but there isn’t yet a legal system in place to support the sector.
Currently, work is being done on the issue, according to the head of the Mexican Association of Hydrogen and Sustainable Mobility.