On the occasion of World Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day celebrated on October 8, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has unveiled a research and development (R&D) roadmap for the Rs 400 crore National Green Hydrogen Mission. This initiative, organized in collaboration with the Solar Energy Corporation of India, brings together experts from academia, industry, and government to foster a vibrant research ecosystem. The goal is to facilitate the commercialization of Green Hydrogen and support India’s ambitious climate and energy objectives.
The roadmap focuses on the development of new materials, technologies, and infrastructure to enhance the efficiency, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of green hydrogen production, storage, and transportation. Additionally, safety measures will be prioritized, and technical challenges in establishing a hydrogen-based economy will be addressed.
Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, R. K. Singh, emphasized the potential of hydrogen to revolutionize the energy landscape, mitigate climate change, and power clean energy economies. He reiterated the government’s commitment to hydrogen solutions.
Noted scientist and Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, Prof. Ajay Kumar Sood, discussed the Rs. 400 crore R&D budget allocated to the mission, highlighting the importance of demonstrating tangible results within 2-3 years. He also stressed the need for mission-mode projects to achieve short-term outcomes.
Shri Abhay Bakre, Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, shared details about the Draft Accreditation Procedure and Eligibility for Accredited Carbon Verification Agencies. He outlined the framework for the Carbon Credit Trading Scheme, addressing greenhouse gas emissions.
Ajay Yadav, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, announced the finalization of all schemes under the National Green Hydrogen Mission. He highlighted that pilot projects are underway in sectors like steel, shipping, and road transport, steering India toward a hydrogen-powered future and transforming the energy landscape.
Stay tuned for more developments as India propels itself into the era of green hydrogen.