India Awards Tenders for 4.12 Lakh Tonnes of Green Hydrogen and 1500 MW Electrolyzer Manufacturing

In a key step towards renewable energy adoption, India has announced the National Green Hydrogen Mission (NGHM), which aims to transform the country into a global powerhouse for green hydrogen production, consumption, and export. The mission, led by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy and Power, has an amazing budget of 19,744 crores.

Under this programme, significant tenders were awarded, indicating critical milestones in the mission’s implementation. The tender for Green Hydrogen Producers selection, which will allow the creation of production facilities with a combined capacity of 4,12,000 tonnes per year, was awarded to ten suitable businesses.

Simultaneously, 8 businesses won the Electrolyser Manufacturers tender, with plans to build 1,500 MW of manufacturing capacity each year. Additionally, scheme guidelines for modes 2A and 2B, emphasizing aggregation models for Green Ammonia and Green Hydrogen, were notified, fostering further expansion. Recognising the importance of regional development, the mission identifies and nurtures regions capable of supporting large-scale hydrogen production and utilisation, earmarking two Green Hydrogen hubs for establishment. Notably, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways has identified three major ports—Deendayal, Paradip, and V.O. Chidambaranar (Tuticorin)—to be developed as hydrogen hubs, bolstering India’s green energy infrastructure.

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has paved the way for a gas-based project to accelerate adoption in specific sectors, including shipping. These initiatives demonstrate India’s commitment to sustainable energy practices and position it as a key player in the global Green Hydrogen market.The Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy and Power, Shri R. K. Singh, shared these updates in written replies to queries posed in the Rajya Sabha, underscoring the government’s proactive approach towards sustainable energy transitions.

Source: MOEE

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