The production of green hydrogen and associated industries have high potential to grow in future. Oil India, GAIL, IOC, NTPC, L&T, Reliance Industries, BPCL and Adani Enterprises have already started their work building production and supply units for Green Hydrogen. It will not be wrong if we term Green Hydrogen as new Oil for the automotive industry.
The green hydrogen will role in powering fuel cell vehicles. As of now there are very few cars (that too outside India) available with this technology but this technology has high potential to grow with time. Industry experts are very much hopeful that trucking industry will be first to get benefits from hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Rs. 19744 Cr of investment coming from Indian government
Government of India is striving to become one of the major exporter of green hydrogen in coming future. Indian National Cabinet approves “National Green Hydrogen Mission” with initial outlay of Rs. 19,744 crores on 04th January 2023.
—> Rs.17,490 crore for SIGHT program.
—> Rs.1,466 crore for pilot projects.
—> Rs.400 crore for R&D.
—> Rs.388 crore towards other mission components.
Expected Mission Outcome:
—> Development of green hydrogen capacity of at least 5MMT (Million Metric Tonne) per annum.
—> Renewable energy capacity addition of about 125 GW in country.
—> Over Rs. Eight Lakh crore in total investments.
—> Creation of over Six Lakh jobs.
—> Over Rs. One Lakh crore cumulative reduction in fossil fuel imports.
—> Creation of export opportunities for Green Hydrogen and its derivatives.
—> Decarbonization of industrial, mobility and energy sectors.
—> Reduction in dependence on imported fossil fuels and feedstock.
—> Development of indigenous manufacturing capabilities.
—> Creation of employment opportunities.
—> Development of cutting-edge technologies.
National Green Hydrogen Mission in detail (source: pib.gov.in)
The Mission will have wide ranging benefits- creation of export opportunities for Green Hydrogen and its derivatives; Decarbonisation of industrial, mobility and energy sectors; reduction in dependence on imported fossil fuels and feedstock; development of indigenous manufacturing capabilities; creation of employment opportunities; and development of cutting-edge technologies. India’s Green Hydrogen production capacity is likely to reach at least 5 MMT per annum, with an associated renewable energy capacity addition of about 125 GW. The targets by 2030 are likely to bring in over Rs. 8 lakh crore investments and create over 6 lakh jobs. Nearly 50 MMT per annum of CO2 emissions are expected to be averted by 2030.
The Mission will facilitate demand creation, production, utilization and export of Green Hydrogen. Under the Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition Programme (SIGHT), two distinct financial incentive mechanisms – targeting domestic manufacturing of electrolysers and production of Green Hydrogen – will be provided under the Mission. The Mission will also support pilot projects in emerging end-use sectors and production pathways. Regions capable of supporting large scale production and/or utilization of Hydrogen will be identified and developed as Green Hydrogen Hubs.
An enabling policy framework will be developed to support establishment of Green Hydrogen ecosystem. A robust Standards and Regulations framework will be also developed. Further, a public-private partnership framework for R&D (Strategic Hydrogen Innovation Partnership – SHIP) will be facilitated under the Mission; R&D projects will be goal-oriented, time bound, and suitably scaled up to develop globally competitive technologies. A coordinated skill development programme will also be undertaken under the Mission.
All concerned Ministries, Departments, agencies and institutions of the Central and State Governments will undertake focussed and coordinated steps to ensure successful achievement of the Mission objectives. Ministry of New & Renewable Energy will be responsible for overall coordination and implementation of the Mission.
Fuel cell cars available in market
For the interest of those who keep themselves updated with the automotive industry news–> The above images show the cars having very advance technology in term of fuel cell which uses hydrogen as its main fuel. In India we don’t have hydrogen station or its supply infrastructure ready yet, but this fuel cell technology will mature with time. We believe India will be one of the largest producers of green hydrogen which will help country to reduce its dependency on fossil fuel.