The exhibition and international congress will be the ideal space to learn about the development present in the country and abroad, promoting the development of the green energy resource. Hyvolution 2023, the first green hydrogen fair in Latin America, will present a technological exhibition never seen before, destined to take advantage of the production potential of green hydrogen, renewable energies, and mobility. The meeting coming from France that is organized for the first time in Chile will be held between June 28 and 30, in the Metropolitan Santiago convention center, being one of the most outstanding exhibitions of the field in the world. Hyvolution Chile will be the commercial meeting point for 4,000 executives and decision makers from participating companies, exhibitors and visitors, who will be able to participate in the exhibition areas, international congress and commercial networking areas during three days of activity. The event will seek to boost the Green Hydrogen industry, presenting technology of the entire value chain of the industry: generation, storage, distribution, uses, applications, financing, suppliers, export, among others. “For the development of the green hydrogen market, it is required to promote innovation projects, giving way to investment for the development of small, medium and large-scale initiatives in Chile, a country that has an advantageous geographical position, weather conditions and a competitive production of solar and wind energy. These factors present what is necessary to obtain green hydrogen, having the possibility of becoming one of the leaders in the green fuel market,” said Rodrigo Valenzuela, manager of Hyvolution Chile. Valenzuela also invited the entire ecosystem around green hydrogen to participate in this exhibition. “This is an opportunity to learn about the needs of the industry for the development of green hydrogen. We invite you to be part of the challenge of advancing in the production of this clean fuel,” he said. The fair will have the participation of national and international companies, which will present their projects, products and services, as well as suppliers who will present the latest technological trends for the sector. The exhibition will have the participation of 15 countries: United States, Germany, France, Norway, South Korea, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Dominican Republic and Portugal, among others. Hyvolution Chile will also have in its three days of exhibition with the participation of public institutions, which will communicate the national guidelines on the development of green hydrogen. The Ministry of Energy, ProChile, Invest Chile and the Ministry of Transport will be present with their professionals, providing information on certifications, permits, ways to invest in Chile, commercial tools for export, among others. INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS The meeting will also feature an international congress and a commercial networking space for the green hydrogen sector, with an extensive program of activities that will have an active participation of companies, industry suppliers, unions, universities, startups and key public-private institutions of the ecosystem and its value chain. The international congress of Hyvolution Chile 2023 will cover the most important topics related to hydrogen and its value chain in Chile and the world. The three thematic axes, divided in 3 days, will be: “Governmental policies day”, “Business initiatives day” and “Hydrogen value chain”. “In the congress, we will present various topics of great relevance that will be a roadmap for the deployment of this industry and its economic development, also analyzing the importance of the value chain, the territorial advantages in Chile, the relevance of promoting hydrogen in balance with the care of the environment and communities, and the need to achieve a labor supply prepared for this area,” added Valenzuela. On Wednesday 28, after the inauguration, the “Governmental Policies Day” will take place, which will have 3 modules: the first will be led by the Minister of Energy and Honorary President of the meeting, Diego Pardow, in which he will refer to the “National Strategy for Green Hydrogen: Chile and its territories”. The next module will address “Permitting and regulation in green hydrogen” and “Shared infrastructure”. In these panels will be presented the matters in which the State is working for the production of green hydrogen in the country. GREEN HYDROGEN: EUROPE BETS ON CHILE President Gabriel Boric and the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced on Wednesday the granting of a European fund of US$ 243 million to Chile to promote the development of the green hydrogen industry and, at the same time, satisfy the European demand for imports of this renewable energy. The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen stated that “this is one of the most important projects we can embark on together. This Renewable Hydrogen Fund here in Chile will support the development of this strategic industry. It will create good jobs in the country, and will boost its renewable hydrogen exports to the world and, of course, also to its partners, such as the European Union”. The President valued the meeting assuring that “the European Union is one of our main international partners, not only in commercial terms, but also in cultural and political terms; we have shared values”. Today the European Union is our fourth trading partner, doubling the trade exchange since the agreement with our country was signed, reaching US$ 19.99 million in 2022, with an average annual expansion of 4.5%. The first signature constitutes an agreement for the “Team Europe Project for the Development of Renewable Hydrogen in Chile”, a technical assistance program that will strengthen the conditions for the promotion of the renewable and sustainable hydrogen economy in Chile. The second, a declaration of intent on the “Team Europe Renewable Hydrogen Fund in Chile”, a joint initiative of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the German Development Bank (KfW), led by the Delegation of the European Union in Chile, which will finance projects for the production and use of renewable hydrogen.