AGRICULTURE

The fertilizer industry is one of the fastest growing sectors worldwide and, in Brazil, has consistently surpassed growth in other countries during recent years

Brazil is one of the largest Fertilizer Consumers in the world•The growth in demand for fertilizers has surpassed Brazil‘s production capacity making the country vulnerable to variations in prices in the international markets, exchange rates, shipping costs and logistical problems at Brazilian ports

In 2019, Brazil imported more than 9 billion USD in fertilisers •Hydrogen is a sustainable raw material to produce Fertilisers

CHEMICALS

Either combusted on its own, or in combination with oxygen, hydrogen can produce extremely high temperatures applicable for key industrial processes

Countries that have existing natural gas networks can use their gas grids to easily distribute Hydrogen to industrial zones and households

Pilot schemes that aim to transition existing natural gas grids over to running on 100% hydrogen are already underway in Northern Europe

TRANSPORT

Fuel cell technology is able to provide unparalleled performance for short distance shipping able to out perform fossil fuels and battery technology through better power to weight efficiencies and faster refuelling times

Hydrobras is studying 3 applications for transportation that could greatly benefit from Hydrogen;

  1. Offshore Support Vessels in Brazil – 372 vessels serving the Offshore O&G
  2. Ferries in Brazil – 90 electric ferry routes by 2040 served by more than 250 vessels
  3. Inland waterways in Brazil – 300 million tons of goods shipped annually through the Amazon