This multidiscipline project is progressing through close coordination between the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM), the Ministry of Transport and Public Works (MTOP) and the National Ports Administration (ANP), supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) through the Renewable Energy Innovation Fund (REIF). As Uruguay gears up for its next phase of energy transition, this initiative aims to lay the groundwork for the country's strategy to export green hydrogen derivatives, and to contribute to its sustainable energy future.

MIEM and UNDP selected Ausenco, through a competitive process, to provide technical inputs and recommendations on logistics, infrastructure and land use planning for the production and export of green methanol, green fertilizers and e-fuel. These recommendations will be utilized to support decision making when developing public policies around green hydrogen and derivatives. As their consulting firm, we have strategically partnered with the local company SEG IngenierĂ­a to leverage their expertise in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and electrolysis. In addition, we have engaged Rodrigo Benavides, a consultant for the Chilean energy and fuels industry, who brings valuable experience in green hydrogen development and synthesis processes of its derivatives. This collaborative effort combines diverse knowledge and experience from several countries which is essential for studies of this magnitude, and pioneers a new approach for future opportunities.

Commenting on the initiative, Carolina Martinez, Ausenco's Renewable Hydrogen and Derivatives Leader, stated: "We're thrilled to support all the Uruguayan government entities involved (MIEM, MTOP, ANP) in this transformative initiative though UNDP and REIF. We are committed to leveraging our expertise to drive sustainable development and create lasting positive impact. This project marks a significant step towards realizing Uruguay's vision of a greener and more sustainable future, and we are honored to be a part of it."

Uruguay has significant advantages that will help to establish the country as a globally competitive green hydrogen economy by 2040, including both domestic use and the export of its derivatives.

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