Hydrogen fact sheet – Argentina

Securing sustainable supply of raw materials for the European Union

Argentina offers some of the largest potentials for low costs hydrogen based on renewable electricity in the world. This is due to high average wind speeds and in addition high solar irradiation throughout large areas of the country. However, transport distances to major offtake regions such as Europe or Asia are large, and this will increase the landing costs for hydrogen. As shipping of pure hydrogen will lead to significant (distance depending) energy losses, it can be expected that Argentina will rather export derivatives such as ammonia, methanol or e-fuels in the future. Concerning green hydrogen, Argentina started to deploy increasing capacities of onshore wind and could built on this expertise. While goals for the RES-E share are ambitious, the current support for RES-E deployment has been reduced, so that the continuance of its expansion is unclear.