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Going solar: green Chile is hot for clean energy transition

From Chile and Brazil to India, nations eye hydrogen boom but face high costs and labour expertise challenges

22 June 2022 - 23:01 By Anastasia Moloney and Fabio Teixeira

High in Chile’s sun-drenched Atacama Desert, Gaston Caceres and five other engineers are working on plans for a huge solar-powered hydrogen project that reflects their country's ambitions to become a leading exporter of the fuel. “Green” hydrogen, which is extracted from water using electrolysis in a process powered by renewable energy, is touted as a potential game-changer in the race for net-zero emissions by cutting fossil fuel dependence to fight climate change...

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