The Hydrogen Alliance of Costa Rica, as an organization seeking high-level technical expertise to quantify the impacts and benefits of green hydrogen, provides various documents in the following space. These documents aim to promote support schemes for the sector and the adoption of public policies for coordinating the ecosystem and the energy transition in the country and the Latin American region.
The CRUSA Foundation, leader of the Hydrogen Alliance in Costa Rica, has commissioned this study with financing from BID-Lab to provide technical and scientific inputs facilitating the development of the hydrogen ecosystem in Costa Rica. This collaboration is coordinated through the Hydrogen Alliance of Costa Rica.
The study aims to prepare technical and financial analyses to determine the favorable conditions for establishing a hydrogen ecosystem for electric mobility in Costa Rica.
The following are four concise advisory reports with key recommendations that will help define the path forward in selecting, designing, and implementing a development system for the application of a Green Hydrogen ecosystem in mobility, enhancing the country’s competitiveness for the future.
Executive Project Presentation
1. Life Cycle Assessment Report of Hydrogen and Battery Electric Vehicles
The purpose of this report is to serve as an information foundation on the environmental performance of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) throughout their life cycle, including recycling considerations.
2. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Analysis Report for Electric Vehicles and Penetration Scenarios.
The purpose of this report is to serve as a useful information base on the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of battery electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, and their fossil fuel counterparts in Costa Rica, from the present day to 2050.
3. Roadmap for Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure Deployment.
This document aims to detail the process for conducting studies and designing the action plan to position hydrogen as a central element in the decarbonization of the transportation and energy sectors. This is to achieve consistency with the provisions outlined in the VII National Energy Plan 2015-2030, which recognizes hydrogen as a clean fuel and a storage vector. Therefore, a detailed platform must be developed to materialize the provisions of the plan, including specific actions.
4. Analysis of the Global Green Hydrogen (H2V) Market and the Potential Participation of Costa Rica, Including Estimates of Its Macroeconomic Impact.
The Association of Green Hydrogen Associations of Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Mexico, and Peru, LAC Clean Hydrogen Action, has prepared the document ‘Renewable Hydrogen in Latin America & The Caribbean: Opportunities, Challenges, and Pathways’ to assess the progress of the green hydrogen industry in the Latin American region.