Monday, January 17, 2022

India proposes to mandate using green hydrogen in fertilizer and refining

India is proposing to mandate using green hydrogen in fertilizer and in refining. This is part of the government’s commitment towards replacing grey hydrogen with green hydrogen. This was stated by Power Minister R K Singh in a telephonic talk with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Mr John Kerry last evening. Mr. Singh underlined to the US Presidential envoy that Prime Minister Narendra Modi places the highest importance on the environment.

He suggested that India and US could work together in the areas of innovations for power and technology, pointing out the requirement of bringing down the cost of storage of renewable power. The Minister also informed about the recent milestone the country has achieved by crossing 100 GW in Installed Solar and Wind Capacity. If we add Hydro capacity also, the total installed renewable capacity is 147 MW.

During the conversation, Mr. Singh said that the National Hydrogen Energy Mission has been launched to enable cost competitive green hydrogen production. He added that India will be conducting competitive bids for green hydrogen in the next three to four months to pave the road for viable usage of hydrogen as a fuel. The country is looking at bids for 4000 MW of electrolysers capacity. Mr John Kerry congratulated India on achievements in renewable energy on reaching 146GW Renewables with 63 GW under construction and 25 GW under bids.


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