EDF Chile and EDF Renewables Chile, as founding partners of the Trade Association of Producers of Green Hydrogen and its Derivatives of Magallanes (H2V Magallanes AG), were part of this milestone that consolidates the progress of green fuels while promoting employment, productive chains, and infrastructure and innovation development in the region.

On December 15, President Gabriel Boric led the ceremony to sign the public-private cooperation protocol, along with the ministries of Energy, Economy, Development and Tourism, and Public Works, the Regional Government, Corfo, and H2V Magallanes AG, to boost the Green Hydrogen industry and its derivatives in the Magallanes Region and the Chilean Antarctic.

The agreement includes five areas of work: human capabilities, productive chains, technological innovation, common infrastructure, and harmonious development. Through a tripartite approach, the Central Government, the Regional Government, and the associated companies established a roadmap with specific deadlines and goals that will favor the hiring of local labor, promote the acquisition of goods and services from Magallanes suppliers, and give rise to the first H2V Applied Research Technology Center in the region.

President Gabriel Boric emphasized that this agreement is the result of public-private dialogue that has allowed progress in a governmental strategy to address the climate crisis. He underscored Chile's commitment to having a decarbonized energy matrix by 2050 and noted that the Green Hydrogen industry "can develop with an international vision, from here, with productive chains and technological transfer, providing employment and development to the Magallanes Region. From Magallanes, we are speaking to the world, and we are proud of what is being done.”

This alliance was developed to consolidate progress towards carbon neutrality and growth, without losing sight that such progress is driven by a productive development that is sustainable in social, environmental, and economic terms.

Joan Leal, CEO of EDF Chile, valued the public-private alliance and coordinated work and indicated that the EDF Group will continue to participate and promote initiatives that allow the development of hydrogen projects that promote energy transition and sustainable development.

Andrés Madariaga, Business Development Director of EDF Renewables Chile, shared his enthusiasm for being part of this milestone that drives the green hydrogen industry in Magallanes. He also assured that the EDF Group will continue to contribute with its international experience to the development of projects with the highest social and environmental standards.