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India unveils green hydrogen pilot projects

15 Mar 2023

Union Minister Raj Kumar Singh announces pilot projects for green hydrogen production in India

India has been making strides in the production of Green Hydrogen with several pilot projects being undertaken in the country. According to Raj Kumar Singh, the Union Minister of Renewable Energy & Power, these projects have been initiated without any government support.

One of the projects is a 5 Nm3/h Green Hydrogen production plant based on solar energy and electrolysis in Gurugram, Haryana, which has been established under the Research and Development projects supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. In addition, a 6 kg per hour Green Hydrogen production plant based on biomass gasification has been set up at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, Karnataka.

Other pilot projects include a Green Hydrogen manufacturing pilot plant with a capacity of 10 kg per day in Jorhat, Assam by Oil India Limited, and a Green Hydrogen production plant with a capacity of 2 kg per day in Kawas, Gujarat by NTPC Limited. M/s ACME has also set up a Green Ammonia plant in Bikaner, Rajasthan, which produces Green Hydrogen at a rate of 500 Nm3 / hr, or about 175 tonnes per annum.

While the government of India has not provided any subsidy for these pilot projects, a company has recently established a manufacturing facility for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane electrolysers in Bengaluru. This is a positive development for the production of Green Hydrogen in the country.

The pilot projects and initiatives for Green Hydrogen production in India are a significant step towards achieving the country's clean energy goals. With the increasing demand for sustainable energy solutions, the government needs to provide more support to encourage the growth of such projects.

In his statement, Union Minister Raj Kumar Singh highlighted the need for a supportive environment to encourage investments in the renewable energy sector. He emphasized the importance of private sector investments and the role they play in achieving the government's renewable energy targets.

The pilot projects undertaken in the country for Green Hydrogen production are a clear indication of India's commitment to a greener future. It is imperative that the government continues to support such initiatives and provides an enabling environment to attract more private investments in the renewable energy sector.

As India looks to reduce its carbon footprint and meet its clean energy goals, the Union Power & NRE Minister, Raj Kumar Singh, has called for greater collaboration between the government and private sector players to accelerate the growth of the renewable energy industry in the country. With biomass gasification, solar energy, and electrolysis being used for Green Hydrogen production, India is well on its way to achieving a sustainable future.

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