Centre clears ₹19,744-crore Green Hydrogen Mission - The Hindu - 05/01/23
Union Cabinet has approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission, which is aimed at making India the global hub for the production of green hydrogen
->Expected Mission Outcomes:
-Development of Green Hydrogen Production Capacity of at least 5 MMT (Million Metric Tonne) per annum
-Renewable energy capacity addition of about 125 GW in the country by 2030
-Over 8 lakh crores in total investments
-Creation of over 6 lakh jobs by 2030
->Components of the Mission:
-SIGHT (Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition Programme) under this, two financial incentive mechanisms have been created: i. Targeting domestic manufacturing of electrolysers. ii. Production of green hydrogen
-Strategic Hydrogen Innovation Partnership (SHIP): Under this Public-private partnership framework for R&D will be facilitated under the mission.
-Green Hydrogen Hubs
->India’s status for Green Hydrogen:
-India has just begun to generate green hydrogen with the objective of raising non-fossil energy capacity to 500 gigawatts by 2030.
-Oil India Limited (OIL) recently commissioned India’s first 99% pure green hydrogen plant in eastern Assam’s Jorhat
-NTPC (in Kawas, Surat) has started India’s 1st Green Hydrogen Blending operation in Piped Natural gas (PNG) Network.
->Benefits of the Mission:
-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
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