India H2 Monitor – August 2022


  • India Hydrogen Alliance (IH2A) held consultations with multiple state governments towards building capacities for identification and subsequent development of demonstration-scale hydrogen clusters across the country. IH2A is also engaging with the Ministry of Steel for the formation of a public-private workgroup to facilitate transfer of expertise and efficient implementation of GH related policy action. Link


  • Ohmium, Shell India announce partnership to tap global green hydrogen opportunity:
    Green hydrogen company Ohmium International and oil & gas major Shell have inked an agreement to evaluate hydrogen applications, markets, and project opportunities in India. As part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU signed between the two companies, joint workgroups will be formed to evaluate technical and commercial opportunities. While Ohmium claims to offer easy-to-install and maintain polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolysers as an alternative to customised electrolysers, Shell India proposes to leverage the partnership in pursuit of its plans to participate in the global hydrogen economy by developing competitive opportunities in the realm of production, storage, transport, and delivery of hydrogen to end customers.  Link
  • Avaada Group inks pact to invest $5 bn in green ammonia project:
    Avaada Group, India's leading integrated energy group, has signed a deal to infuse ₹40,000 crore ($5 billion) in a green ammonia project in Kota, Rajasthan. The renewable energy producer plans to build a 1 million ton-a-year green ammonia facility in the solar energy-endowed province, creating direct employment for 3,500 people.  Link
  • Larsen & Toubro to build green hydrogen plant in India:
    Larsen & Toubro has commissioned 380 kW of an 800 kW green hydrogen plant at its AM Naik Heavy Engineering Complex in Hazira, in the Indian state of Gujarat. The green hydrogen plant, which is spread across 3,000 square meters, will produce 45 kilograms of green hydrogen per day for self-consumption within the Hazira manufacturing complex. Link
  • Union minister Jitendra Singh unveils indigenously developed hydrogen fuel cell bus in Pune:
    Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, Dr Jitendra Singh, officially unveiled India’s first indigenously developed hydrogen fuel cell bus in Pune. The hydrogen fuel cell technology has been developed by KPIT in collaboration with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL) and Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CSIR-CECRI). The fuel cell utilises hydrogen and air to generate electricity to power the bus and the only effluent from the bus is water.  Link
  • Jindal Steel to set up green hydrogen plant:
    Jindal Stainless Limited (JSL) has partnered with Hygenco India Private Limited to set up a Green Hydrogen plant. This plant will enable JSL to reduce its carbon emissions by nearly 2,700 MT per annum. With this development, JSL is set to become the first stainless steel company in India to install a green hydrogen plant. The plant is expected to catalyse the company’s transition from thermal to clean energy. Link
  • Lok Sabha passes bill to promote use of ethanol, green hydrogen and biomass:
    Lok Sabha passed a bill seeking to promote the use of non-fossil fuels, including ethanol, green hydrogen and biomass in the recently concluded monsoon session. The bill seeks to introduce new concepts such as carbon trading and mandate the use of non-fossil sources to ensure faster decarbonisation of the Indian economy and help achieve sustainable development goals in line with the Paris Agreement. Link
  • Indian Oil Targets Green Hydrogen Meeting 10% Of Requirements By 2030:
    As part of a decarbonization drive, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is targeting to replace at least a tenth of its current fossil-fuel-based hydrogen at its refineries with carbon-free green hydrogen. To start with, the nation's largest oil firm is setting up green hydrogen plants at its Panipat and Mathura refineries. The company is venturing into green hydrogen production and is targeting 5 per cent of hydrogen produced by it as green hydrogen by 2027-28 and 10 per cent by 2029-30. Link


  • Egypt signs 7 MoUs to establish green hydrogen production complexes in Ain Sokhna: Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli witnessed the signing of seven new memoranda of understanding to implement Green Hydrogen projects within the industrial zone in Ain Sokhna. The Egyptian government is intensifying its efforts to proceed with green hydrogen production projects in Egypt and has signed a number of memoranda of understanding with international and Arab companies to establish projects with huge investments. The government is seeking to activate these projects during the upcoming climate summit in Sharm El Sheikh. Link
  • Germany and Canada sign hydrogen deal:  To import green hydrogen from Canada, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed a deal in the port town of Stephenville, Newfoundland.  The deal comes as Germany looks for ways to reduce its reliance on Russian gas. Scholz called the agreement "an important step, not only for strengthening bilateral economic relations but also for a sustainable energy supply for the future." Link
  • US climate bill includes massive, game-changing green hydrogen incentives: The US Inflation Reduction Act is poised to kickstart a global hydrogen revolution. Among the bill's many climate-focused provisions are tax credits that will make American green hydrogen the cheapest H2 in the world, as low as US$0.73 per kilogram (2.2 lb). The USA's new Inflation Reduction Act marshals more than US$360 billion toward clean energy – the largest such investment in American history. Link
  • China building world’s largest green hydrogen plant: China’s upcoming Green Hydrogen facility in Xinjiang is expected to use renewable energy to break down water into oxygen and hydrogen, the latter of which can then be liquefied and used as fuel. The facility should help to reduce the country’s carbon emissions by around 500,000 tonnes a year by replacing grey hydrogen with green hydrogen. The cost of hydrogen production from photovoltaic electrolysis in Xinjiang is estimated to be only 18 yuan (US$2.67) per kilogram.  Link
  • Brazil sets up secretariat to develop green hydrogen: Brazil’s National Institute of Clean Energies (NIEL) has announced the establishment of a green hydrogen secretariat (SHV) to accelerate the growth of green hydrogen production in Brazil. SHV will try to guarantee low-cost clean energy for the production of green hydrogen. It will coordinate with major energy players, as well as national and international authorities, other clean energy associations, companies, entrepreneurs, and the general public. Link