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National Green Hydrogen Plant : Vijaipur, Madhya Pradesh’s

National Green Hydrogen Plant : Vijaipur, Madhya Pradesh’s

State-run GAIL (India) Ltd. recently inaugurated its first 10 MW Green Hydrogen Plant under the National Green Hydrogen Mission in Madhya Pradesh’s Vijaipur.

  • National Green Hydrogen Mission was approved by the Union Cabinet on January 4,
  • Aim is to make India a Global Hub for the production, utilization, and export of Green Hydrogenand its derivatives.
  • Under the Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition Programme (SIGHT), two distinct financial incentive mechanisms
    • Incentive for manufacturing of electrolysers
    • Incentive for production of green hydrogen.
  • The Mission will also support pilot projects in emerging end-use sectors and production pathways.
  • Regions capable of supporting large-scale production and/or utilization of Hydrogen will be identified and developed as Green Hydrogen Hubs.
  • An enabling policy framework will be developed to support the establishment of a Green Hydrogen ecosystem.
  • A robust Standards and Regulations framework will be also developed.
  • Further, a public-private partnership framework for R&D (Strategic Hydrogen Innovation Partnership–SHIP) will be facilitated under the Mission.
  • A coordinated skill development programme will be undertaken under the Mission.

Green Hydrogen:

  • Hydrogen is the simplest chemical element, the first in the periodic table with atomic number 1.
  • It is light, can be stored and does not generate pollutant emissions by itself.
  • Green hydrogen is made by using clean electricity from surplus renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power to electrolyse water.