GAIL commences first green hydrogen plant under national green hydrogen mission

The National Green Hydrogen Mission is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, and aims to foster the development and adoption of green hydrogen technologies in India.

GAIL commences first green hydrogen plant under national green hydrogen mission

The first hydrogen green plant by State-owned GAIL (Gas Authority of India Ltd) was inaugurated in Madhya Pradesh. The plant was inaugurated by the Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Pankaj Jain, and GAIL Chairman and Managing Director Sandeep Gupta.

The plant implements a new and alternative source of energy and has been installed in line with the National Green Hydrogen Mission. The National Green Hydrogen Mission is a flagship initiative of the Government of India that aims to foster the development and adoption of green hydrogen technologies in India.

According to GAIL, this Green Hydrogen plant can produce 4.3 TPD of hydrogen through 10MW PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) Electrolyzer units, by electrolysis of water using renewable power. The purity of hydrogen from this plant shall be 99.999 per cent (by vol.) and will be produced at a pressure of 30 Kg/cm2.

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Initially, the hydrogen produced from this unit will be used as a fuel along with natural gas for captive purposes in the various processes and equipment running in the existing plant at Vijaipur, and then green gas is planned to be dispensed to retail customers in the nearby geographies, and transported through high-pressure cascades.

In addition to sourcing renewable power, the gas authority has open access to set up around 20 MW of solar power plants at Vijaipur (both ground-mounted and floating) to meet the requirement of green power for the 10 MW PEM Electrolyzer.

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Additionally, tenders have been awarded for the establishment of electrolyzer manufacturing capacity amounting to 1,500 MW per annum, further strengthening India's capacity to produce green hydrogen at scale. 

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