Hydrogen Update - Brazil - April 2022
In the last week of March, the Congress received a proposal for a new law about the formal insertion of hydrogen as an energy source in the Brazilian matrix and setting forth guidelines for the green hydrogen. The bill received the number 725/22. Its main features are:
By 2032, the gas network capacity shall transport a minimum of 5% of hydrogen, and 60% of it shall be green hydrogen.
By 2050, the 5% becomes 10%, and 60% becomes 80%.
The bill puts the whole hydrogen chain under the review and regulation of the National Oil Agency (“Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis”), but without prejudice to other agencies’ jurisdictions (e.g. ANA for the use of water and ANEEL for power generation licenses).
There already are investors seeking environmental licenses for hydrogen projects, particularly in conjunction with offshore wind farms. Many of these projects are to be located in port areas in north-east Brazil.
- Between Bahia State and the Southeast Region
- 6,600 km (500 kV)
- 5 substations
- 2,500 km (500kV)
- Between the States of Ceará and Piauí
- 2,200 km (500kV e 230kV)
- 4 substations
- Between the States of Alagoas – Pernambuco – Paraíba
- 1,500 km (500kV e 230kV)
- 3 substations