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Green Hydrogen Hubs Sprouting Up in India: Government Announces Mission to Power the Future

18 Mar 2024

The Indian government is taking a giant leap towards a clean energy future with the launch of the National Green Hydrogen Mission!

This exciting initiative paves the way for the development of green hydrogen hubs across the country.

Hydrogen Power: Why the Buzz?

  • Clean Fuel for a Greener Tomorrow: Green hydrogen is produced using renewable energy sources, making it a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional fuels.

  • Powering Progress: Hydrogen has the potential to be a game-changer in various sectors, from transportation and industry to power generation.

Building the Green Hydrogen Ecosystem:

  • Hub and Spoke Strategy: The mission aims to establish at least two green hydrogen hubs by 2026, each with a minimum production capacity of 100,000 metric tonnes per annum (mtpa). These hubs will act as central points for hydrogen production, storage, and distribution.

  • Government Support: To incentivize development, the government will provide central financial assistance (CFA) of ₹200 crore for creating core infrastructure in each hub.

Selecting the Best Teams:

  • Open for Business: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will invite proposals for these projects through a designated agency.

  • Focus on Innovation and Impact: Projects will be evaluated based on factors like planned production capacity, technological advancements, target applications, financial viability, and a clear presentation to the committee.

Building a Robust Infrastructure:

  • Beyond Production: The CFA will not only support hydrogen production but also go towards developing critical infrastructure. This includes storage facilities, transportation networks, refueling stations for hydrogen-powered vehicles, and even upgrades to existing power grids.

The National Green Hydrogen Mission is a significant step towards harnessing the power of clean hydrogen for a sustainable future. By establishing green hydrogen hubs and fostering innovation, India is positioning itself as a leader in the global clean energy race.

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