First pilot project in Chile for hydrogen in mining to launch prototype in June

April 14th, 2022

S&P Global, Other, 06/04/2022, Anthony Barich
Antofagasta’s Centinela copper mine in the Antofagasta region of northern Chile, where hydrogen technology will be tested for use in mining trucks for the first time in the country. As part of the first pilot project in Chile to advance the use of hydrogen in large mining equipment, r esearchers are working on a stationary prototype that will be placed on site at Antofagasta PLC’s Centinela copper mine. […] “The Hydra project seeks to replace the conventional diesel engine with a modular plug-in system made up of hydrogen fuel cells and batteries,” Vicky Au of the C ommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, or CSIRO, told the Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference in Perth, Western Australia on March 30.

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