Ground Broken for Green H2 Pilot Project of Haru Oni
Chile's Highly Innovative Fuels consortium has broken ground on a USD 45 million green hydrogen pilot project to produce methanol and carbon-neutral gasoline and LPG. The Haru Oni project will use green hydrogen derived from 3.4MW of dedicated wind energy to produce green methanol, which will then be used to produce carbon-neutral gasoline and other products. Civil works in Punta Arenas in the deep southern region of Magallanes kicked off last week, and a formal ground-breaking ceremony will be held on 10 September
The pilot project will produce 350 metric tonnes/yr of methanol and 130,000 liters/yr of gasoline, and is designed to be scaled up in two subsequent stages.
The pilot plant is scheduled to begin operating in May 2022. The methanol and gasoline will move about 35km (21.7 miles) by truck to Puerto Mardones for export. The project will also produce 16 t/yr of carbon-neutral LPG.