As Latin American nations establish aggressive climate goals, hydrogen is poised to become an important part of the energy puzzle, but numerous operators in the region are thinking bigger and toward the global market.


Latin America could become “a key contributor to the global push toward low‑carbon hydrogen,” according to a recent study by the International Energy Agency (IEA). However, it will likely be a decade before meaningful progress is made.

More than 120 countries have so far announced their intention to bring emissions to net zero by the middle of this century, according to IEA, and hydrogen will almost undoubtedly be an important part of this push. The global energy watchdog suggested that today’s early stage technologies including hydrogen will likely need to...