Latin America, Chile at the forefront, is keen on developing green hydrogen industry

The production and export of green hydrogen can drive the rebound of the Latin American and Caribbean economy, severely impacted by Covid-19, says the World Bank in its latest regional semiannual report.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For Latin American and Caribbean countries, to which the pandemic added another "lost decade" in terms of economic growth after the 1980s debt crisis, "nurturing a sustainable energy future" is one of the priorities to restore growth, the report notes.

Efforts to reduce CO2 emissions will be the focus of the upcoming UN COP26 climate change summit to be held in November in Glasgow, Scotland.

Hydrogen is an alternative to fossil fuels contributing to climate change because it does not emit pollutants when burned. But current hydrogen generation, mainly from natural gas and coal, is under . . .

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