The Government panel report states that by the end of the following financial year, India’s state-run oil and gas corporations (Energy PSUs ) hope to have built a combined capacity of 38,000 tonnes per year for the production of green hydrogen.
According to the energy transition advisory council of the petroleum ministry, The proposed green hydrogen facilities would require the installation of a combined electrolyzer capacity of 279 MW by 2024–2025. At its refineries in Visakhapatnam and Barmer, Hindustan Petroleum intends to have 115 MW of capacity of this. The nation’s largest refiner, Indian Oil, plans to build its Mathura and Panipat refineries with a capacity of 56 MW, while gas pipeline operator GAIL aims for a 60 MW capacity.
While Numaligarh Refinery and Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals aspire for 20 MW and 3 MW capacity, respectively, Bharat Petroleum is aiming for 25 MW.
Green hydrogen is a key component of India’s energy transition strategy. By investing Rs. 8 lakh crore, it hopes to establish a green hydrogen production capacity of at least 5 million metric tonnes annually by 2030.
Since they are already a significant producer and user of non-green hydrogen, state-run oil and gas firms are anticipated to play a significant role in the establishment of green hydrogen capacity. According to the transition committee report, the capacity of state-run and private-sector refiners to produce hydrogen is expected to increase by 85% to 2.5 million tonnes annually by 2030 from 1.4 million tonnes annually in 2020. By 2030, Indian Oil is anticipated to have the largest capacity, with 825,000 tonnes annually. Reliance Industries and HPCL are expected to each have annual capacities of 529,000 and 302,000 tonnes, respectively.
Refineries and fertilizer producers in India account for 99% of the country’s entire need for pure hydrogen.
According to the committee, 3.1 million tonnes of ammonia and 2.1 million tonnes of hydrogen are used annually by Indian refineries.
Source: Economic Times
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