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Green Hydrogen in India



  Apr 11, 2024

Green Hydrogen in India



What is the National Green Hydrogen Mission?

The National Green Hydrogen Mission aims to make India a global hub for the production, usage, and export of green hydrogen and its derivatives. This mission will lead to significant decarbonisation of the economy, reduced dependence on fossil fuel imports, and enable India to assume technology and market leadership in green hydrogen.

What are the objectives of the National Green Hydrogen Mission?

The objectives include making India a leading producer and supplier of green hydrogen in the world, creating export opportunities for green hydrogen and its derivatives, reducing dependence on imported fossil fuels and feedstock, developing indigenous manufacturing capabilities, attracting investment and business opportunities for the industry, creating opportunities for employment and economic development, and supporting R&D projects.

What are the projected outcomes of the mission by 2030?

The mission outcomes projected by 2030 include the development of green hydrogen production capacity of at least 5 MMT (Million Metric Tonne) per annum with an associated renewable energy capacity addition of about 125 GW in the country, over Rs. Eight lakh crore in total investments, creation of over six lakh jobs, cumulative reduction in fossil fuel imports over Rs. One lakh crore, and abatement of nearly 50 MMT of annual greenhouse gas emissions.

What are the types of hydrogen based on extraction methods?

Hydrogen is categorised into three categories based on the nature of the method of its extraction: Grey, Blue, and Green. Grey Hydrogen is produced via coal or lignite gasification or via a process called steam methane reformation (SMR) of natural gas or methane. Blue Hydrogen is produced via natural gas or coal gasification combined with carbon capture storage (CCS) or carbon capture use (CCU) technologies to reduce carbon emissions. Green Hydrogen is produced using electrolysis of water with electricity generated by renewable energy.

What is the regulatory framework for green hydrogen production in India?

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India has outlined the emission thresholds that must be met in order for hydrogen produced to be classified as ‘Green’, i.e., from renewable sources.

What challenges does India face in green hydrogen production?

To meet critical energy and climate goals, India needs to expedite green hydrogen adoption. The challenges include increasing renewable energy use across all economic spheres, utilizing hydrogen for long-duration storage of renewable energy, replacing fossil fuels in industry, clean transportation, and potentially also for decentralized power generation, aviation, and marine transport.



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