In addition to Coahuila' s high potential for the generation of clean energies such as wind and photovoltaic, it also has a large endowment of natural resources to produce green hydrogen, said Rogelio Montemayor Seguy, president of the Energía Coahuila cluster.
He regretted that "the current energy policy is slowing down the participation of private investment in renewable energy projects", while "public resources are concentrated in oil and gasoline production".
However, "sooner rather than later this will have to change, because the world trend is different and because society is vehemently demanding the mitigation of climate change".
He explained that hydrogen is one of the most important energy sources of the future. It is the most abundant element in the world and is clean; in fact, its combustion leaves water as a result. However, to separate it from other elements, the process called electrolysis is still expensive. When the electricity used in this process is obtained from renewable sources, the result is called green hydrogen.
Hydrogen can be used as a primary energy source in industrial processes, including, for example, electricity generation, and also in transportation, either as a fuel for an engine or as a cell for electric vehicles. In some regions and in some industries hydrogen is already used significantly, but in others its use is just incipient, as is the case of our country," said Montemayor Seguy.
In Coahuila should be welcome initiatives of companies to produce hydrogen, because in the state there is an important endowment of natural resources for its generation; in addition, it has sufficient electrical and transportation infrastructure to support the development of wind and photovoltaic power plants on a large scale.
The president of the Energy Coahuila cluster highlighted that in spite of federal public policies, there are companies such asthe Spanish group Sener that seek to take advantage of the green hydrogen market to invest in Mexico.