During the presentation of the ten milestones of the mining-energy sector in 2021, the Minister of Mines and Energy assured that 2021 will be the year to encourage the sustainable reactivation of Colombia, which will promote equity, development and new opportunities for the country and its regions, in three strategic axes: 1) Energy Transition, 2) Energy security and 3) Mining diversification and formalization.
Among these objectives, one is to develop a hydrogen roadmap & the implementation of geothermal energy:
- A hydrogen roadmap for the next decade will be made public in the first half of 2021, with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank;
- Three geothermal pilots will be developed in the Eastern Plains.
A new hydrogen roadmap from the Ministry is currently being presented for public consultation, including targets for 2030 (achieving an installed electrolysis capacity of 1GW), boosting hydrogen demand in vehicles etc. For its 2030-50 horizon, Colombia aims to export hydrogen and promote its use in the sectors of power generation, aviation, maritime transport and steel industry.