The strategic agenda of Ancap (National Fuel, Alcohol and Portland Administration) includes several innovative projects. The president of the Uruguayan state oil company Marta Jara highlighted the ones linked to the energy transition, in order to produce hydrogen for heavy transport, and to the implementation of digital applications that benefit truck drivers and service station users.
In the framework of the presentation of the financial report corresponding to the first half of the year, Jara stressed the results, which she considered to be the product of a constant and committed work of the officials of the state oil company and of the Executive Power, who share the vision of professionalizing the company and building a transparent management.
The official pondered Ancap’s strategic projection, for the purpose of adding value to society, and chose four projects, including one related to the energy transition, within the framework of a country strategy that she defined as visionary and avant-garde, with 100% renewable energy generation.
“In this challenge we see a great opportunity as an oil company to join a team with UTE to capture the reserve we have for generation, which is approximately 20% of the needs of the national market. The idea is to use that reserve of clean energy to electrolyze water, produce hydrogen and use that technology for heavy transport,” she explained.
Jara also noted that the use of batteries for long-distance freight operations is complicated, so she mentioned the commitment to use hydrogen. In this regard, she informed that Ancap is advancing in the generation of a first pilot program for which a production station is planned in Montevideo, which would supply a fleet of 10 vehicles, half of them trucks and the other interurban passenger buses.
Source: Government of Uruguay