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Green Hydrogen Takes Off in India with First Multi-Purpose Pilot Project

1 May 2024

India's clean energy journey got a major boost with the inauguration of the country's first multi-purpose Green Hydrogen Pilot Project!

This groundbreaking initiative is packed with potential, here's a quick breakdown:

Project Powerhouse:

  • Location:  Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station (NJHPS) in Himachal Pradesh

  • Developed By:  Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN)

  • Green Goals:  This project aims to pave the way for wider green hydrogen production in India's power sector.

How It Works:

  • Clean Fuel Creation:  The project will generate green hydrogen by splitting water using an alkaline electrolyzer.

  • Renewable Energy Source:  The power for this process will come from SJVN's 1.31 MW solar power plant.

  • Dual Purpose Power:  The green hydrogen will be used for:

    • High-Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) Coating at NJHPS

    • Electricity generation via a 25 kW fuel cell

Project Impact:

  • Daily Green Generation:  The pilot project aims to produce 14 kilograms of green hydrogen daily.

  • Storage Solution:  The hydrogen will be stored in tanks with a combined capacity of 12 cubic meters.

  • Aligned with National Mission:  This project supports India's National Green Hydrogen Mission.

What is the National Green Hydrogen Mission?

This government initiative envisions India as a global leader in green hydrogen production, usage, and exports. Key goals include:

  • Decarbonizing the Economy:  Reducing reliance on fossil fuels for a cleaner future.

  • Self-Reliance (Aatmanirbhar):  Promoting domestic green hydrogen production.

  • Technological and Market Leadership:  Positioning India at the forefront of the green hydrogen revolution.

India's first green hydrogen pilot project is a significant leap towards a clean and sustainable energy future. This innovative project paves the way for large-scale green hydrogen production and positions India as a frontrunner in this critical clean energy technology!

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