India looking at kick-starting hydrogen ecosystem development

India is looking towards various colors to kick-start the hydrogen ecosystem development, Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said

Apr 16, 2021
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India is looking towards various colors to kick-start the hydrogen ecosystem development, Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.

Addressing the Hydrogen Roundtable on Hydrogen Economy: New Delhi Dialogue – 2021, he said India has taken various initiatives with respect to the greater use of hydrogen in its energy mix.

The federal government recently announced the National Hydrogen Mission in the Union Budget 2021 for making a hydrogen roadmap for the country.

“We are working on a pilot project on Blue Hydrogen, Hydrogen CNGand Green Hydrogen. Through technological advancements, we are blending hydrogen with compressed natural gas for use as transportation fuel as well as an industrial input to refineries. 50 buses in Delhi are plying on blended hydrogen in Compressed Natural Gas on a pilot basis. We plan to scale it up in the coming months across the major cities of India.”

The minister said that energy is integral to support the country’s fast-growing economy.

“We are developing an energy sector that will be growth-centric, industry-friendly and environment-conscious,” he said.

To ensure energy justice and end energy poverty in the country, the government is committed to provide ample access to affordable energy to improve the lives of Indians coupled with the need to have a smaller carbon footprint.

(SAM)

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