CORFO to support project boosting use of green hydrogen in mining

Chilean governmental organisation CORFO is providing support to a project developing hybrid power train modules for Chilean mining, replacing conventional diesel ones with ones made up of state-of-the-art batteries and hydrogen fuel cells.

Led by CSIRO Chile, Engie and Mining3, the ‘Hydra’ project will reduce 100% of greenhouse gas emissions from mining vehicles, extending to the entire mobility sector, enabling the development of a new economic pole based on green hydrogen.

“We are convinced that sustainable recovery is essential to create a more resilient and solid economy for the future,” said Pablo Terrazas, Executive Vice-President of CORFO.

“In this sense, promoting the development of a new industry such as green hydrogen, respectful with the environment and that will also inject more competition and generate thousands of jobs in our country, is key.”

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