World Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day: India Explores Hydrogen's Vital Role in a Sustainable Future
On the eve of World Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, celebrated annually, the Government of India organized an event in New Delhi, to explore the limitless possibilities of hydrogen as a source of green and sustainable energy.
October 09, 2023. By News Bureau
The event, hosted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in collaboration with the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited, brought together hydrogen experts from various sectors.
During the event, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy unveiled the R&D Roadmap for the National Green Hydrogen Mission, backed by a budget of INR 400 crores.
This roadmap aims to foster a vibrant research and development ecosystem to advance green hydrogen technologies. It emphasizes the development of new materials, technologies, and infrastructure to enhance the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of green hydrogen production, storage, and transportation, while prioritizing safety.
In a video message, R. K. Singh, Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, emphasised the transformative potential of hydrogen, stating, "Hydrogen is the most abundant element and it has the potential to revolutionise our energy landscape, mitigate climate change, and power our economies with clean energy."
Renowned scientist Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood highlighted that green hydrogen is crucial for decarbonisation and stressed the importance of focusing on mission-mode projects to yield results in the short term. He also underscored the need for domestic electrolyser production and standards for hydrogen storage.
India's commitment to green hydrogen was reiterated by Bhupinder Singh Bhalla, New and Renewable Energy Secretary, who stated that the country aims to lead in green hydrogen technology. The R&D roadmap covers all aspects of production, transportation, storage, and safety, and specific projects will be awarded to achieve this vision.
Additionally, the Green Hydrogen page on The National Single Window System (NSWS) was launched, providing a streamlined process for industry approvals related to projects under the National Green Hydrogen Mission.
India's pursuit of a hydrogen-powered future, as highlighted during the event, aligns with its commitment to addressing climate change, enhancing energy security, and ensuring environmental sustainability.
The event also featured discussions on carbon credit trading, green hydrogen development, and innovative technologies, reaffirming India's dedication to advancing the green hydrogen sector.
World Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day serves as a global platform to promote hydrogen and fuel cell technologies' potential in addressing pressing global challenges.
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