Studies and Research

Hydrogen and Energy Transition: Opportunities for Brazil

Hydrogen has an important versatility in the context of energy transition. It can be used directly as a low or zero-carbon energy source in sectors that are difficult to decarbonize or in energy storage, enabling a larger share of intermittent renewables, such as wind and solar power.

In 2021, the Royal General Consulate of Norway in Rio de Janeiro and CEBRI promoted a discussion on the perspectives, technical challenges and economic feasibility of hydrogen production projects, as well as alternative national development strategies for this technology and its potential advantages for Brazil. Panelists from several companies involved in the sector (DNV, NEL Hydrogen, Air Products, Hyrton), as well as Giovani Machado, Director for Energy Economics and Environmental Studies at EPE, Mariane Fosland,General Consul of Norway, and CEBRI Trustee, Winston Fritsch, participated in the panel. 

The present Whitepaper presents a synthesis of the debate and an overview of the opportunities of hydrogen in Brazil.

Hydrogen has an important versatility in the context of energy transition. It can be used directly as a low or zero-carbon energy source in sectors that are difficult to decarbonize or in energy storage, enabling a larger share of intermittent renewables, such as wind and solar power.

In 2021, the Royal General Consulate of Norway in Rio de Janeiro and CEBRI promoted a discussion on the perspectives, technical challenges and economic feasibility of hydrogen production projects, as well as alternative national development strategies for this technology and its potential advantages for Brazil. Panelists from several companies involved in the sector (DNV, NEL Hydrogen, Air Products, Hyrton), as well as Giovani Machado, Director for Energy Economics and Environmental Studies at EPE, Mariane Fosland,General Consul of Norway, and CEBRI Trustee, Winston Fritsch, participated in the panel. 

The present Whitepaper presents a synthesis of the debate and an overview of the opportunities of hydrogen in Brazil.

Participants in this publication

Rafaela Guedes
Senior Fellow

Petrobras´ Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

Gregório Cruz Araújo Maciel
Senior Researcher

Sector Manager of Reforestation and Environmental Projects at Petrobras

André Bello
Manager of Energy Technology & Decarbonization at Petrobras Research Center

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