Estimation of hydrogen production potential from renewable resources in northern Peru

Daniel Caravantes, Juan Carbajal, Cesar Celis, Daniel Marcelo-Aldana

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This research evaluates the potential for green hydrogen production in the Piura region, northern Peru, utilising wind, solar and biomass energy sources as well as water electrolysis. The study assesses the electrical energy generated from each renewable installation and calculates the hydrogen production potential using a 75% efficiency rate for the PEM electrolyser. The study also evaluates the potential for bioethanol reforming to produce biomass hydrogen and the environmental impact of green hydrogen as an energy carrier at a regional level. The results indicate that Piura has high potential for green hydrogen production, with solar energy being the most promising, and that green hydrogen has the potential to replace the current energy sources in the region. This research provides valuable insights into the use of green hydrogen as a renewable energy source and emphasises the need to invest in environmentally friendly hydrogen production technologies to achieve global sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-198
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2024


  • Biomass energy
  • Electrolytic hydrogen production
  • Green hydrogen
  • Renewable energies
  • Solar energy
  • Wind energy


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