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India plans requiring green hydrogen use for refineries, fertilizer plants

August 10, 2021


India plans to force refineries and fertiliser plants to use some green hydrogen, junior oil minister Rameswar Teli said on Monday, as Asia’s third-largest economy strives to reduce carbon emissions.

Governments and energy companies around the world are betting on clean hydrogen playing a leading role in efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions, though its future uses and costs remain uncertain.

India’s draft hydrogen policy will mandate a gradual increase in the use of green hydrogen instead of fossil fuels in refineries and fertiliser plants, Teli told lawmakers in a written reply to questions.

He did not give details, but noted green hydrogen is yet to be produced in India on a commercial scale due to the high cost of production.

Green hydrogen is a zero-carbon fuel made by electrolysis, using renewable power from wind and solar to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.

[Nidhi Verma]

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