Hardeep S Puri chairs the meeting with stakeholders on Green Hydrogen

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The union ministry of petroleum and natural gas on 4 July held consultations with stakeholders on developing the green hydrogen ecosystem in India.

  • The meeting was chaired by the union minister of petroleum and natural gas Hardeep Singh Puri. 

  • It was attended by the minister of state for petroleum Rameswar Teli, seniors officials from the ministry and oil & gas PSUs, and other stakeholders.

  • Puri said that when green hydrogen is promoted, the challenges faced by the fossil fuel industry can be overcome.

  • He said that this will accelerate India's journey towards energy independence by 2047.

  • Government is spending ₹12 lakh crores to import energy. 

  • Due to India's favourable geographical conditions and presence of abundant natural elements, green hydrogen production has great potential.

  • Oil and gas PSUs have taken up several pilot projects in this sector, some of which will start showing results this year itself.

  • India is capable of creating a $12-13 trillion industry by 2050 and emerging as a major global energy supplier.

  • What is green hydrogen?

  • Green hydrogen is hydrogen gas produced by electrolysis of water.

  • Electrolysis of water is an energy intensive process for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.

  • In this method an electric current is used to separate the hydrogen from the oxygen in the water.

  • If this electricity is obtained from renewable sources, energy will be produced without emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

  • Brown hydrogen 

  • It is produced by use of coal where the emissions are released to the air.

  • Grey hydrogen

  • It is produced from natural gas where the emissions are released to the air.

  • Blue hydrogen

  • It is produced from natural gas, in which the emissions are captured using carbon capture and storage.

  • Capacity of India in renewable energy sector

  • India currently ranks fourth in renewable energy capacity globally. 

  • India will add 500 GW of non-fossil fuel capacity by 2030.

  • Presently the renewable energy capacity in India is 136 GW, which is 36% of the total energy capacity in India.

  • Solar and wind energy are the main sources of renewable energy.

  • Other alternatives such as biomass energy, methanol-based blending and hydrogen are considered the fuel of the future.

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