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Hydrogen Development in Latin America: Varying Scenarios for Chile and Paraguay

December 9, 2022 • 3:00 – 4:00 am EST

Please join the Americas Program for a virtual discussion on Hydrogen Development in Latin America: Varying Scenarios for Chile and Paraguay.

In recent years, hydrogen has become a leading potential conduit for green energy in Latin America, with a growing number of countries exploring the potential of hydrogen as they launch plans to achieve net zero emissions. Unlocking the region’s hydrogen potential would, however, require restructuring economies, long-term planning, and large-scale investment. This event will discuss current bottlenecks, potential risks, existing advantages, and future opportunities for green hydrogen development. 

This discussion will focus on Chile and Paraguay, as both have great hydrogen potential, ambitious climate and energy goals, and an opportunity—as well as a desire—to decarbonize their economies. Each of these countries presents a unique scenario for the future of hydrogen development in Latin America. This event will discuss the current state of the industry, government strategies, investment and technical challenges and opportunities, and the potential path forward. 

This event is made possible by generous support from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development

Gustavo Cazal Bogarín

Director of Alternative Energies, Vice Ministry of Mines and Energy in Paraguay

Manabu Sugioka

Senior Adviser, Geothermal Development, Japan International Cooperation Agency

Juan Carlos Jobet

Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy

Dr. Michel Osvaldo Galeano Espínola

Professor of energy planning with an emphasis in hydrogen technologies at the National University of Asunción, Paraguay.