Together with our partners, here in Patagonia, Chile, we have built the world’s first integrated, industrial-scale plant for synthetic climate-neutral fuels. Step-by-step, our team will continue to explore the future of eFuels from wind and water. So, the question is, where next?
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The Haru Oni hydrogen plant is fully operating: producing eFuel from wind and water. Still, our team wants to achieve more: How can we improve efficiency? How can we unlock the full potential of green hydrogen for decarbonize society? Does Haru Oni have a future beyond eFuels? We don’t know all the answers yet, but, every day, in every way, we’re moving forward. Step by step, we will get there.
The Haru Oni project demonstrates a broad spectrum of innovative, climate-relevant technologies, and the potential of our team at one location.
Efficiency depends on geography
When it comes to efficiency in renewable power generation, location matters. Wind turbines in places with stronger winds, like the southern parts of Chile, operate much more efficiently. For example, 2 wind turbines at Haru Oni can create the same amount of eFuel as roughly 6 wind turbines in Germany.
It’s not the end of the road for petrol cars ...
... yet. Switching the global fleet of petrol cars to electric would leave a massive carbon footprint – and it wouldn’t happen overnight. So even though the number of new electric cars is growing significantly, there is still a large fleet of older cars that need to be fueled with gasoline.
The have's and have-not's of natural resources
Thanks to an abundance of sun or wind, some regions can produce more power than they need locally. Whereas other regions, like in Europe, are hungry for more energy but simply don’t have the available space and resources to produce enough renewable power.
Transporting new renewable energy from regions with sun and wind in abundance to regions that are energy-hungry requires different expertise to be smartly combined.