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MNRE launches green hydrogen standards, pioneers sustainable energy pathway

August 23, 2023 12:06 pm

MNRE launches green hydrogen standards, pioneers sustainable energy pathway
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The newly launched standardised regulatory framework for green hydrogen will enable stringent emission benchmarks for hydrogen generation, aligning the sustainable energy goals.

In a momentous stride towards propelling the National Green Hydrogen Mission, a pivotal initiative for sustainable energy in India, the government has taken a significant leap by officially introducing the Green Hydrogen Standard. This landmark move, spearheaded by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), under the Government of India, marks a crucial turning point in the nation’s quest for cleaner and more environmentally friendly energy sources.

The Green Hydrogen Standard is an essential regulatory framework that delineates stringent emission benchmarks that hydrogen production must adhere to to be categorized as ‘Green.’ This categorisation signifies that hydrogen is generated from renewable sources, aligning with the nation’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions and transition towards a greener energy landscape. Notably, the scope of this standard encompasses both electrolysis-based and biomass-based hydrogen production methods, ensuring a comprehensive approach to sustainable hydrogen generation.

After engaging in comprehensive consultations with various stakeholders across the energy and environmental spectrum, MNRE has arrived at a well-defined criterion for Green Hydrogen. The hydrogen must exhibit a well-to-gate emission, which includes the entire production process from water treatment, electrolysis, and gas purification, to hydrogen drying and compression, all while emitting no more than 2 kg of CO2 equivalent per kg of H2. This meticulous approach ensures that the production of Green Hydrogen is truly aligned with the principles of environmental sustainability.

The government’s commitment to transparency and accountability is evident in the notification, which not only sets emission standards but also mandates the establishment of a detailed methodology for measuring, reporting, monitoring, on-site verification, and certification of green hydrogen and its derivatives. The responsibility for accrediting agencies tasked with overseeing the monitoring, verification, and certification of Green Hydrogen production projects falls under the purview of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), operating under the Ministry of Power.

The announcement of the Green Hydrogen Standard has been met with anticipation and enthusiasm within the Green Hydrogen community in India. With this move, India stands among the pioneers on the global stage, setting a comprehensive definition and framework for Green Hydrogen production. This achievement underscores India’s commitment to fostering a sustainable energy future while aligning with international efforts to combat climate change and promote cleaner energy alternatives.

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