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About HIF

OUR MISSION

Fueling our world with renewable energy, providing a solution today for a better tomorrow.

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HIF Global is the world’s leading eFuels company, developing projects in different parts of the world to fight climate change by producing carbon-neutral fuels with renewable energy, green hydrogen and recycled CO₂.

The name HIF represents the mission of the company: to provide Highly Innovative Fuels to make decarbonization of the planet possible now. HIF’s vision is to become the largest eFuels producer in the world, producing 150,000 barrels per day of eFuels by 2035, capturing over 25 million tons of CO₂, and turning 5 million vehicles carbon neutral.

HIF Latam, HIF USA, HIF Asia Pacific, and HIF EMEA are wholly owned subsidiaries of HIF Global. HIF Chile is already producing eFuels in their Haru Oni Demonstration plant in the Magallanes Region.

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Our Team

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 with deep market knowledge.

By the Numbers

163

Team Members

5

Offices

5

Countries

About David Gray

David is the Chief Development Officer of HIF Global, with a proven delivery record in both operating company and EPC contractor environments. He has more than 20 years of energy sector experience in technical and project positions of increasing responsibility. Before HIF, David was Senior VP at Tellurian, responsible for the ~$20B Driftwood LNG project. David holds a BEng (Hons) in Chemical and Process Engineering from the University of Strathclyde in the UK, is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) and a Registered Engineer (REng) with the Board of Engineering of Trinidad & Tobago.

 

The HIF Story

2016-2018

HIF 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.

2019

Wind measurements commence in Chile. Power-to-methanol/gasoline technology selected and development of engineering solution begins for the Haru Oni project.

2020

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 ...

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.

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2021

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 ...

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.

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2022

HIF Global secured on April US$260 million in equity investments to fund eFuels projects in USA, Chile and Australia. HIF USA selected Matagorda County as the location for its first commercial plant. In May, HIF Global expanded to Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), launching a new office in Berlin, ...

HIF Global secured on April US$260 million in equity investments to fund eFuels projects in USA, Chile and Australia. HIF USA selected Matagorda County as the location for its first commercial plant. In May, HIF Global expanded to Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), launching a new office in Berlin, Germany. HIF Global, HIF Chile and Uniper signed a LoI for the sale and purchase of eFuels from the commercial plants in Magallanes. HIF Asia Pacific begins environmental permit process for large -scale plant in Burnie, Tasmania. HIF Global engages Bechtel, Siemens Energy, and Topsoe for eFuels facility in Texas. HIF produced the first liters of synthetic fuels in its Haru Oni facility in southern Chile.

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2023

HIF selected Siemens Energy to supply 1.8 GW electrolyzers to their Texas eFuels facility. HIF announced two major agreements to develop DAC technology, with Baker Hughes in April and with Porsche and Volkswagen Group in September...

HIF selected Siemens Energy to supply 1.8 GW electrolyzers to their Texas eFuels facility. HIF announced two major agreements to develop DAC technology, with Baker Hughes in April and with Porsche and Volkswagen Group in September. HIF USA received the environmental permit to construct and operate the HIF Matagorda eFuels facility in Texas. In mid-june, HIF launched a new eFuels project in Paysandú, Uruguay. HIF Asia Pacific signed an agreement with Technip Energies to conduct the engineering of its project in Tasmania, announced the site and signed an MoU with Forico for biomass and water supply, and potential investment in the project. In December, HIF USA and Idemitsu Kosan signed a Letter of Intent for eMethanol sale and purchase from the Matagorda, Texas, eFuels facility. The Haru Oni facility in southern Chile received an international sustainability certification (ISCC Plus), shipped its first commercial eFuels export to UK, and  celebrated the production of the first molecule of carbon-neutral liquefied gas (eLG). In 4Q, HIF submitted the environmental permits for its first large-scale eFuels project in Chile, to be located in Punta Arenas. HIF and Chile's state-owned petroleum company Enap signed agreement to accelerate the use of carbon-neutral fuels in the national market. During 2023, Haru Oni received more than 1,000 visitors from all over the world.

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2024

HIF Global signed an agreement with the Japanese companies ITOCHU, JFE Steel Corporation and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines to accelerate the eFuels industry in the Asia Pacific region...

HIF Global signed an agreement with the Japanese companies ITOCHU, JFE Steel Corporation and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines to accelerate the eFuels industry in the Asia Pacific region. The company announced an MoU with the Government of Uruguay for its project in Paysandú. HIF Chile selected Techint to conduct the FEED of HIF Cabo Negro eFuels facility.

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