Indian Energy Giants envision a green & efficient hydrogen economy

With an aim to elevate hydrogen technology, equipment, and expertise in the country, energy market giants like Reliance and others have formed an alliance to create a hydrogen value-chain and economy.

April 6, 2021

Reliance and other global energy players have come together to form an alliance by the name India H2 Alliance (IH2A).

IH2A aims to build a hydrogen economy and supply chain and develop the blue and green hydrogen production and storage.

In November 2020, PM Modi launched the National Hydrogen Energy Mission buttressing the nation’s green energy credentials.

This collaboration will focus on industrial clusters, refineries, fertilisers, cement, ports, and logistics.

In a recent move of bringing efficient and green energy technology to India, Reliance industries along with many other global energy and industrial players unified to form a new energy transition coalition, called India H2 Alliance (IH2A), with an aim to commercialise hydrogen technologies to facilitate net-zero carbon energy pathways in the country. This alliance will collaborate to build hydrogen-use industrial clusters and transport use-cases with hydrogen-powered fuel cells along with building the hydrogen economy & supply chain and develop the blue and green hydrogen production and storage. 

This collaboration will focus on industrial clusters, refineries, fertilisers, cement, ports, and logistics as well as heavy-duty transport use-cases and establish a process for storing and transporting hydrogen in both pressurised and liquefied form. To achieve the above-mentioned objectives, IH2A along with the government will pay attention to 5 specific areas: developing a national hydrogen policy and roadmap 2021-30; creating a national H2 taskforce in a PPP format; identifying large H2 demonstration-stage projects on a national level; creating a national Indian H2 fund; and creating hydrogen-linked capacity covering hydrogen production, storage and distribution, industrial use-cases, transport use-cases and standards.

In November 2020, Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi announced plans of launching a National Hydrogen Energy Mission reinforcing the nation’s green energy credentials. The government has embarked upon an ambitious project to bring a futuristic, green, and efficient energy technology into the country which has the potential of making India a global leader and net exporter of green technology. Hydrogen technology will help India make global investments and export hydrogen fuel generation systems, storage infrastructure, gas-filling stations and hydrogen-powered transport systems, to different regions of the developing world.