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India's National Green Hydrogen Mission

Jan 9, 2023

India's "NATIONAL GREEN HYDROGEN MISSION" aims to establish the country as a global hub for Green Hydrogen production, usage, and export, leveraging its vast renewable energy resources. With a target to produce at least 5 Million Metric Tonne (MMT) of Green Hydrogen annually by 2030, the mission outlines a phased approach, emphasizing technology scaling, cost reduction, and infrastructure development for a comprehensive Green Hydrogen ecosystem.

The document titled "NATIONAL GREEN HYDROGEN MISSION" from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of the Government of India, dated January 2023, outlines India's strategic plan to establish a Green Hydrogen ecosystem. Here's a summary:

  1. Introduction & Background: India, with its rapidly growing renewable energy capacity, recognizes the pivotal role of Green Hydrogen in achieving energy independence by 2047 and net-zero emissions by 2070. The nation aims to leverage its vast renewable resources to produce Green Hydrogen not only for domestic use but also for global markets. The National Green Hydrogen Mission seeks to provide a comprehensive roadmap to establish a Green Hydrogen ecosystem, addressing the opportunities and challenges of this emerging sector.

  2. Mission Objectives: The primary goal is to position India as a global hub for the production, usage, and export of Green Hydrogen and its derivatives, contributing to India's self-reliance and global clean energy transition. The mission aims to produce at least 5 Million Metric Tonne (MMT) of Green Hydrogen annually by 2030, potentially reaching 10 MMT with the growth of export markets.

  3. Sourcing Green Hydrogen: The mission emphasizes the importance of scaling up Green Hydrogen production technology to make it affordable and accessible. It highlights the need to reduce the costs of electrolysers and renewable energy, which are major components of Green Hydrogen production costs. The mission also supports the development of infrastructure for storage and delivery of Green Hydrogen and its derivatives.

  4. Phased Approach: The mission will be implemented in phases. Phase I (2022-23 to 2025-26) focuses on creating demand, increasing domestic electrolyser manufacturing capacity, and initiating pilot projects in sectors like steel production and long-haul mobility. Phase II (2026-27 to 2029-30) will explore commercial-scale Green Hydrogen projects in various sectors based on cost evolution and market demand.

  5. Integrated Mission Strategy: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will coordinate the mission's implementation. The mission secretariat, based in MNRE, will formulate schemes and programs for financial incentives to support the production, utilization, and export of Green Hydrogen.

The document further delves into the mission components, risk management, governance framework, expected outcomes, financial outlay, and implementation roadmap.

Read the report here:

India's National Green Hydrogen Mission
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