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Brazil: EDP & Governor of Ceara Announce Pilot Hydrogen Plant in Pecém

By September 2, 2021 2   min read  (352 words)

September 2, 2021 |

Fuel Cells Works, Brazil: EDP & Governor of Ceara Announce Pilot Hydrogen Plant in Pecém

The Governor of Ceará, Camilo Santana (PT), announces a green hydrogen plant in partnership with EDP Energias do Brasil S/A in the Pecém Complex, live on social networks this Wednesday, September 1st.

It will be the first green hydrogen plant in Brazil, to be installed in the State, in an area of ​​the Export Processing Zone (ZPE Ceará).

The project, in which the Federal University of Ceará is expected to participate, will consume R$ 43 million in investment. EDB Brasil’s idea is, over the next few years, to stop generating energy from coal in Pecém.

The plant, which will have a power of 3 MW, will operate at the end of next year 2022.

The project has one objective: to transform the EDP Thermoelectric Power Plant in Pecém – which generates energy using the pollutant coal as fuel – into an industrial plant producing Green Hydrogen – H2V.

Secretary of Economic Development and Labor, Maia Júnior; the president of Complexo do Pecém, Danilo Serpa, and the Executive Secretary of Sedet, Roseane Medeiros. “This is another big step that we take to make Ceará one of the great producers of Green Hydrogen in the world. This project adheres Ceará to the Paris Agreement, to place the State at the forefront of Brazil, in relation to the decarbonization of our atmosphere”, said Maia Júnior.

In addition to EDP’s CEO, its Institutional Relations director, Nuno José, and its Operations vice-president, Luís Otávio Assis Henrique, attended the audience with Governor Camilo Santana.

The idea of ​​the directors of EDP Brasil is to carry out a gradual process of mitigation of the Pecém 1 Plant (coal-fired), which, over the next few years, will become an exclusive production unit of Green Hydrogen, for which it will use the raw water supplied today by Cogerh.

In addition, EDP will install, next to its UTE in Pecém, a solar photovoltaic energy generation park, with a power of 3 MW, enough to start the execution of the construction project of the H2V pilot plant.

Photo: João Marques, Camilo Santana and Maia Júnior

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