- The agreement consists of joint actions to promote the benefits of renewable energies.
- The transfer of technology and knowledge related to this field will be facilitated during the next edition of Solar Power Mexico (SPM), from 9 to 11 November at Centro Citibanamex.
Mexico City – With the aim of boosting the green hydrogen industry in Mexico, Hannover Fairs Mexico and the Mexican Hydrogen Association (AMH) signed a cooperation agreement that includes joint actions to promote and take advantage of the benefits of renewable energies.
This cooperation agreement will facilitate the transfer of technology and knowledge related to this field during the next edition of Solar Power Mexico (SPM), the leading trade fair for the photovoltaic industry in Mexico and Latin America, to be held from 9 to 11 November at the Citibanamex Centre in Mexico City.
During the signing of the agreement, Bernd Rohde, general director of Hannover Fairs Mexico, and Israel Hurtado, president and founder of the Mexican Hydrogen Association, highlighted the importance of boosting renewable energies in the country, as well as the technological adoption of hydrogen, to make Mexico a major player in this industry in the medium and long term.
In addition, new business models and networks between national and international industrialists will be promoted during the business meetings held at SPM 2021.
“The alliance between Hannover Fairs Mexico and the Mexican Hydrogen Association will increase the competitiveness of renewable energies in the country, as Mexico, being a nation so rich in solar resources, can obtain significant economic benefits through the adoption of hydrogen technologies, which can turn us in the medium and long term into exporters of green hydrogen in an increasingly sustainable global economy,” said Rohde.
Israel Hurtado stressed that increasing green hydrogen production in Mexico is key to meeting energy transition and security goals, as is the case in Chile, Germany, France and Spain.
“More than 50% of the electricity generated in Mexico is with natural gas and most of it is imported, so we need to find a way to substitute imports; in Mexico there are about 150 solar and wind plants capable of producing green hydrogen that can be used to generate electricity or can be injected into pipelines to be mixed with natural gas and used as a transport fuel,” Hurtado said.
For his part, Alberto Escofet, country manager of ENAGAS Mexico and vice president of the AMH, said that it is fundamental to take advantage of Mexico’s privileged geopolitical position, as well as its existing infrastructure, to make the country a global hydrogen hub.
It is essential to take advantage of Mexico’s privileged geopolitical position, as well as the infrastructure already in place to turn the country into a global hydrogen hub and protagonist.
The 2021 edition of Solar Power Mexico will feature more than 80 exhibitors, the participation of 120 leading global PV brands, the attendance of more than 5,000 industry specialists, the industry’s leading conference and workshop programme, as well as an area dedicated to the latest energy storage technologies.