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Karnataka Takes Flight with First Green Hydrogen Pilot Plant

26 Feb 2024

Karnataka Takes Flight with First Green Hydrogen Pilot Plant: Paving the Way for a Clean Energy Future

Bangalore, India: Karnataka is gearing up to be a leader in the green hydrogen revolution with the announcement of a self-sustained 300 kW green hydrogen plant by the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL). This pilot project, funded by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), aims to attract further investments and showcase the potential of clean energy solutions.

Key Highlights:

  • First-mover advantage: Karnataka takes a pioneering step with the first green hydrogen plant in the state.

  • Sustainable and scalable: The project emphasizes self-sustainability and paves the way for larger-scale adoption.

  • Focus on customer needs: KREDL targets initial partnerships with multinational companies in Bangalore seeking green hydrogen.

  • Addressing affordability: The project acknowledges affordability concerns and anticipates future cost reductions.

  • Comprehensive Green Hydrogen Policy: The government is actively drafting a dedicated policy to attract investments and foster demand.

Clean Energy Champion:

KREDL's initiative aligns with the Karnataka government's commitment to green hydrogen, as evidenced by the dedicated policy under development. This policy aims to:

  • Facilitate the development of 2.5 million tonnes of green hydrogen production per year.

  • Attract investments in green hydrogen transition.

  • Encourage demand through fiscal incentives.

  • Generate employment opportunities through skill development programs.

Looking Ahead:

With the green hydrogen pilot plant and the upcoming policy, Karnataka is positioning itself as a frontrunner in the clean energy space. This project holds immense potential to attract investments, create employment opportunities, and contribute to India's ambitious clean energy goals.

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