Hy-Fi (Hydrogen Facility Initiative)

CORFO is preparing an international call to develop a mega facility in public land for the construction of a large scale project to produce hydrogen with dedicated solar energy power plant to accelerate the Hydrogen Economy in Chile.

LEAD DEVELOPER

CORFO (Corporación de Fomento de la Producción)

PROJECT PARTNERS

Engie, CSIRO, Mining3, UTFSM, Copec, FirstSolar, Aes Gener, Anglo American, Fraunhofer, Linde, Ballard, BHP, Hydrogenics, Acciona

MAIN POLITICAL SPONSORS

Chilean Development Agency, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of National Property, Regional Government of Antofagasta, Regional Government of Atacama

MAIN LOCATION

Chile

OTHER LOCATIONS

Yes

Project details

H2 PRODUCTION VOLUME

[T/day]:

650.00

INVESTMENT VOLUME

N.A.

FUNDING
VALUE CHAIN COVERAGE

PRIMARY ENERGY SOURCING

  • Electricity from solar PV

H2 PRODUCTION

  • Water electrolysis with PEM electrolyser

H2 STORAGE

  • Cylinder - Compressed H2
  • Cylinder - Liquid H2
  • Cylinder - Ammonia

H2 TRANSPORT

  • Pipeline - Ammonia
  • Trucking - Compressed H2
  • Trucking - Liquid H2

H2 DISTRIBUTION FOR MOBILITY

END USES

MOBILITY

  • Trucks

ENERGY

INDUSTRIAL FEEDSTOCK

  • Supply to chemical industry (e.g. fertilizer production)
  • Supply to other industries

Project timeline

CURRENT STATUS:

High level plan on government level exists

2014

Start of project development

Project finalization

2035


KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PHASE

  • Business model/business case development

  • Permitting and authorization procedures

  • Funding

  • Risk sharing mechanisms between project partners

COMMERCIAL AND FINANCING PHASE

  • Securing private investors

  • Putting a de-risking framework in place

  • Securing customer commitments to de-risk the financial model

N.A.: Not available. This is possible due to two reasons: a) the Hydrogen Valley chose to not publicly display the data or b) the Hydrogen Valley did not answer the specific question in the associated survey.