Petrobras President, Jean Paul Prates, met with Ceará Governor, Elmano de Freitas, to discuss the energy transition and the development of sustainable generation in Brazil.
The meeting covered topics such as offshore wind, hydrogen, biorefining, biodiesel, gas, offshore exploration blocks, and the revitalization of assets in the state.
The meeting was part of the government program, which aims to make Petrobras an integrated energy company, resuming investments in fertilizers, biofuels, and renewable energies. It also ratifies the commitment made by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to use the semi-public energy company as a development engine and an important investor in new energies.
According to Prates, the company is evaluating offshore wind and H2V (hydrogen to vehicle) as possibilities for investment in new energies. He also emphasized the need for Petrobras to position itself in the face of the energy transition and to look to the future to meet the needs of the country, the planet, and society.
The government of Ceará has already signed several memorandums of understanding with various private and public entities for the development of the green hydrogen market. Additionally, the federal entity already has H2V projects in operation, and offshore wind farms are awaiting environmental licensing.
EDP, a company that operates in the energy sector, has already produced its first hydrogen molecule from renewable sources at its production plant in São Gonçalo do Amarante, in the northeast of Brazil. The plant includes a 3 MW solar park and a state-of-the-art electrolyser module that can produce 250 Nm3/h of gas with a guarantee of renewable origin.
As Brazil looks towards a more sustainable future, the potential impact of these investments in renewable energies and the energy transition is significant. However, challenges such as the cost and infrastructure needed for these projects remain. Nevertheless, Brazil’s commitment to sustainable development and investments in renewable energies is a positive step towards a greener future.