About us

Our Mission

To accelerate decarbonization by producing carbon neutral fuels, providing a solution today for a better tomorrow.

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Our History


January. Mabanaft and HIF announce a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the purchase and sale of up to 500 million liters of eFuel per year from HIF's commercial phases in the Magallanes Region.

April. HIF and Empresas Gasco sign a Research and Development (R&D) contract to obtain carbon neutral liquefied gas (eGL) at the Haru Oni plant. The agreement plans to produce eGL starting in 2022.

May. The Magallanes Regional Environmental Commission approved the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Haru Oni demonstration plant.

In addition, HIF and Global Thermostat close an agreement for CO2 air capture equipment, a key technology for the Haru Oni synthetic fuels plant being developed in Magallanes.


Highly Innovative Fuels (HIF) uses cutting-edge technological developments to harness the exceptional winds of Chile’s Magallanes Region to produce planet-friendly fuels, leading the way towards a low carbon future.

October. Highly Innovative Fuels (HIF) is born, integrating cutting-edge technologies to produce low carbon fuels based on green hydrogen.

November. HIF submits an Environmental Impact Declaration to the Magallanes Environmental Assessment Service for the construction of its Haru Oni demonstration plant.

December. HIF introduces the team that will develop the Haru Oni demonstration plant. In addition to Enap, Enel Green Power and Porsche, the German government announces its financial support for the project through Siemens Energy.


Wind measurements commence. Power-to-methanol/gasoline technology selected and development of engineering solution begins

2016 - 2018

AME conducts studies and works with local experts to identify areas of maximum wind resource and minimum environmental impact. Review of cutting edge decarbonization technologies and markets to identify the optimum use for the energy which will be produced.


AME, a leading Chilean Independent Power Producer, identifies the potential for large scale renewable energy production in Magallanes and commences development of what would become the HIF Chile project.


Our People

  • 50 experienced, creative, entrepreneurial and resilient professionals with diverse backgrounds (business, engineering, legal, finance, environmental)
  • Strong track records in developing, financing, building and operating energy infrastructure projects
  • Multicultural team (7 nationalities) with deep market knowledge
  • Balance of women and men in leadership positions and generally across the team
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César Norton

Founder and CEO

Clara Bowman

General Manager


Rodrigo Delmastro

CEO HIF Energy

Juan José Gana

VP Strategy


Meg Gentle

Executive director HIF USA

Ignacio Hernández

CFO and CEO HIF Australia


Patricia Palacios

Regional head South America

Renato Pereira



Rolf Schumacher

Technical Director

Hernán Velasco

Legal counsel