(Energy Analytics Institute, 13.May.2021) — Energy briefs from the Latin America and Caribbean region including: Chile approving a first green hydrogen project and Brazil’s National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) approving a green diesel resolution.
Chile Approves First Green Hydrogen Project
Chile’s Environmental Commission for the Magallanes Region unanimously approved the first initiative that looks to build a plant based on green hydrogen to be located in the extreme south of the South American country, Chile Energy Ministry announced 13 May 2021 on social media.
ANP Approves Green Diesel Resolution
The Collegiate Board of Brazil’s ANP approved on 13 May 2021 a resolution with specific details about green diesel, a new biofuel to be sold in the national territory. Green diesel is a renewable fuel for combustion engines, produced from renewable raw materials, such as vegetable and animal fats, sugar cane, ethanol and other biomasses.
The approved regulation is in line with the National Biofuels Policy (RenovaBio), which Law 13.576, of 26 December 2017 deals with, and aims to expand the use of biofuels in the Brazilian energy matrix, with a view to energy security, predictability for the competitive participation of various biofuels in the national market and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions.
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