Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers and Health & Family Welfare Dr Mansukh Mandaviya has reiterated that India has tremendous opportunities in Green Hydrogen in coming future.
Addressing a two-day seminar being organized on the subject ‘Production and use of Green Hydrogen and Green Ammonia in Process Industry’ by Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Delhi, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (Northern Regional Centre) in association with Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) at IIT Delhi Campus, Hauz Khas New Delhi, the Union Health Minister affirmed that “We need to grow in the research and production sector and innovate in the development and manufacturing of green hydrogen. Only the government alone can’t achieve the target of green energy. Industries-Academia-Government synergy is very important to achieve the goal of National Hydrogen Mission”.
He added that India has a huge geographical advantage in terms of varied weather systems and topographies to make the green energy mission true.
Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya asked everybody to pursue making manufacturing of Green Hydrogen reasonable and available not exclusively to our nation however to the world, with the Nation First disposition.
Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers Shri Bhagwant Khuba also vouched for proliferation and promotion of usage of non-fossil fuel. He revealed that India will soon launch the green hydrogen policy document with production, heavy transport logistics industries and shipping details.
In the Independence Day discourse on August 15, 2021, Prime Minister reported the launch of the National Hydrogen Mission and expressed the objective to make India a worldwide center for Green Hydrogen creation and commodity. The draft National Green Hydrogen Mission report is under inter-ministerial consultations.
The Mission proposes a system for bury alia encouraging interest for Green Hydrogen in areas, for example, petroleum refining and fertilizer creation; support for native assembling of basic advancements; Research and Development exercises; and an empowering strategy and administrative structure. The proposed advances will prompt the improvement of extra sustainable power limit with respect to Green Hydrogen creation.
STEPS TAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT TO PROMOTE RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE COUNTRY
- Permitting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 100 percent under the automatic route,
- Waiver of Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) charges for inter-state sale of solar and wind power for projects to be commissioned by 30th June 2025.
- Laying of new transmission lines and creating new sub-station capacity for evacuation of renewable power,
- Declaration of trajectory for Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) up to the year 2022,
- Setting up of RE parks to provide land and transmission to RE developers on a plug and play basis,
- Schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (PMKUSUM), Solar Rooftop Phase II, 12000 MW CPSU Scheme Phase II, etc,
- Notification of standards for deployment of solar photovoltaic system/devices,
- Setting up of Project Development Cell for attracting and facilitating investments,
- Standard Bidding Guidelines for tariff based competitive bidding for procurement of Power from Grid Connected Solar PV and Wind Projects.
- Government has issued orders that power shall be dispatched against Letter of Credit (LC) or advance payment to ensure timely payment by distribution licensees to RE generators.
- Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) launched to facilitate procurement of RE power through power exchange in the country.
- Conducting skill development programmes to create a pool of skilled manpower for setting up, operation and maintenance of RE projects.
CURRENT CAPACITY AND GREEN HYDROGEN
An undertaking of one ton each day Green Hydrogen creation limit has been laid out at Bikaner, Rajasthan under confidential area. Further, under a Research and Improvement project upheld by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, a 5 Nm3/h (ordinary cubic meter each hour) Green Hydrogen creation plant in view of solar energy and electrolysis has been laid out at National Institute of Solar Energy, Gurugram.
Business Green Hydrogen creation under the Mission is visualized from Financial Year 2025-26 onwards. Further, the proposed Mission incorporates systems inter alia for native assembling and Research and Development pointed toward further developing proficiency of electrolysers.