India H2 Monitor – January 2023

IH2A submitted industry inputs on NGHM to MNRE: Industry body India Hydrogen Alliance (IH2A) participated in various industry consultations organized by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy around National Green Hydrogen Mission. IH2A also met up with Secretary, MNRE and made a formal submission including  a set of industry recommendations and inputs for consideration by MNRE.




  • India Approves $2.3B Plan to Become Global Hub for Green Hydrogen:  The government has approved $2.3 billion to support production, use and exports of green hydrogen, aiming to make India a global hub for the nascent industry. The aim of funding is to make green hydrogen affordable and bring down its cost over the next five years. It will also help India reduce its emissions and become a major exporter in the field and help add about 125 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity by 2030. Link
  • National Green Hydrogen Mission will establish India as global market leader: Experts: India's National Green Hydrogen Mission aims to have 60-100 GW of electrolyser capacity in India by 2030. The primary underlying feature of the policy is to become an export hub to the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Just like China brought in an economy of scale for solar module manufacturing, the focus of the hydrogen policy is to reduce the cost of manufacturing and make it mainstream. Link
  • India to support export benefits for renewable hydrogen producers: India has developed the Remission of Duties and Taxes on Export Products (RoDTEP) scheme to offer refunds against local taxes for exporters of renewable hydrogen. The goal is to spur investment in green technologies by limiting tax burdens on developers and allowing exporters to experience a higher return for their innovation in the hydrogen space. Similar tax cuts are being extended to other forms of renewable energy exports. Link
  • India’s Adani partners with Leyland, Ballard to make hydrogen fueled electric truck: India's Adani Enterprises Limited (AEL) said that it has signed an agreement with Ashok Leyland and Ballard Power to develop a hydrogen fuel cell electric truck. The project led by Adani, will have Ballard supply the fuel cell engine, while Indian truck maker Ashok Leyland will provide vehicle and technical support for the project. In the next ten years, the Adani Group has plans to invest more than $50 billion in green hydrogen and associated ecosystems for a capacity of up to 3 million tons of green hydrogen annually. Link
  • India, UAE reach agreement on green hydrogen development: India and the UAE have reached an agreement connecting India to the UAE under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's One Sun, One World, One Grid initiative. Both sides. Link
  • India plans to launch hydrogen trains on heritage routes by 2023-end: Indian Railways is looking to introduce hydrogen-fueled trains on its narrow gauge heritage routes by the end of this year. Hydrogen-fuel cell powered eco-friendly trains will be called Vande Metro. It will be modelled on the lines of its German and Chinese counterparts. Link
  • PMC to set up India’s first plant for extraction of green hydrogen from waste: Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has roped in The Green Billions Limited (TGBL) to manage and utilise municipal waste of 350 metric tonnes per day (MTPD) for generating hydrogen. With this project, Pune city can reduce up to 2.5 million MT CO2e, more than 3.8 million MT waste will be diverted from the landfill, and more than 180,000 estimated households will be served directly. Link
  • B20 Meet: Gujarat Aims to become World Centre For Green Hydrogen: By 2026-27, Gujarat aims to be a $500 billion economy and by 2030-32, a $1 trillion economy. Gujarat aims to especially focus on farsighted policies and green production processes for the new generation in alignment with the global agenda. The state has sufficient land available to support the production of solar and green energy, green hydrogen, and ammonium production. Link
  • Cummins sees India as launch pad for hydrogen engines: Cummins Inc., an American multinational corporation is looking to pivot its operations in order to meet its zero emissions targets. The company makes engines largely for the commercial vehicle sector in India. Because of their existing technical centre, large clients such as Tata Motors and their backend manufacturing facilities in the subcontinent, India could be the start of a global transition from diesel to sustainable engines. Link
  • Davos 2023: India's ReNew Power exploring Egypt green hydrogen project: India's ReNew Power is studying opportunities to expand into green hydrogen in India, Egypt and elsewhere. The plant would be located around 200 kilometres south of the capital Cairo and the green hydrogen would be shipped through the Suez Canal. Link
  • Triton EV Becomes First Indian Auto Company to Announce Hydrogen Fuel-Powered Trucks: Triton Electric Vehicle to manufacture Hydrogen-powered trucks from its Bhuj, Gujarat manufacturing plant. These trucks will be hybrid heavy vehicles which will be produced for Indian roads as well as for International markets. Link



  • EU President Ursula von der Leyen announces new plan to boost clean technologies: During President Ursula von der Leyen’s Special Address at the World Economic Forum in Davos, she announced the “Green Deal Industrial Plan,” which aims to make Europe the center of clean technologies and industrial innovation. While specific details of the plan, including funding opportunities, have not been announced, the plan will focus on four key pillars: the regulatory environment, financing, skills, and trade. Link
  • John Cockerill signs agreement to develop Moroccan hydrogen sector: Belgian engineering firm John Cockerill has signed an agreement with a leading Moroccan energy company to create a joint venture to develop and supply integrated renewable hydrogen solutions in Morocco. Specifically, the agreement outlines how the JV will create a Gigafactory to build alkaline electrolyzers, which will be a first in Africa. Link
  • Australian government invests A$70 million to develop hydrogen hub: The Australian government has announced a A$70 million investment to support the development of the Townsville Region Hydrogen Hub program in northern Queensland. This investment with matched funding will provide the region with a A$140 million investment in renewable hydrogen. Additionally, grants of $30 -$70 million will be available under an open and competitive application process when applications open in March 2023. Link
  • Biden administration releases national blueprint to decarbonize transportation: On January 10, the Department of Energy, Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development released The U.S. National Blueprint For Transportation Decarbonization, outlining how the U.S. will “eliminate nearly all GHG emissions” from the transportation sector by 2050, which accounts for roughly 33% of all emissions in the U.S. The Blueprint calls for coordinated actions between all levels of government with non-profit organizations and private industries and outlines how immediate actions and long-term planning are needed to achieve the country’s 2030 emissions goals and net zero by 2050. Link
  • Iberdrola Australia and ABEL Energy to build renewable hydrogen plant: Iberdrola Australia and the Australian-based hydrogen developer ABEL Energy have plans to build a renewable hydrogen and renewable methanol production plant at the Bell Bay production facility in northern Tasmania. The Bell Bay Powerfuels Project will have an estimated total capital requirement of around A$1.7 billion, and the necessary technology to design and build it will be resourced from around the world. The scale of the project is an estimated 200,000 tonnes per year of green methanol for stage one and then an increase of 300,000 tonnes per year for stage two. Link
  • Cabinet of Egypt allocates land for renewable hydrogen: The Cabinet of Egypt approved several proposals that will support the deployment and use of renewable hydrogen and renewable energy across the country. The Cabinet authorized the allocation of 59,260.5 hectares of state-owned land in the Matrouh Governorate for renewable energy projects, including approving 303.3 hectares in Matrouh for constructing renewable hydrogen and green ammonia production facilities. The New and Renewable Energy Authority is authorized to administer and offer the land to potential investors. Link
  • Europe Acquired Most Global Patents for Hydrogen Tech During 2011-20: Europe and Japan accounted for 28% and 24% of global patents for hydrogen production technologies between 2011 and 2020, a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said. Over 80% of late-stage investment in hydrogen startups during 2011-2020 went to companies that had already applied for patents in areas like electrolysis, fuel cells, or low-emission methods to produce H2 from gas. The European Union has focused on both acquiring patents and strengthening manufacturing capacity. Link
  • Abu Dhabi, Thyssenkrupp join forces to ‘crack’ ammonia for hydrogen: The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has signed a memorandum of understanding with German engineer Thyssenkrupp to develop ammonia plants for the emerging global hydrogen market. Link
  • bp reveals plans to evaluate expansion of Germany’s green energy port with a new hydrogen hub: bp Europa SE has announced plans for a hydrogen hub in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The project is expected to include an ammonia cracker which could provide up to 130,000 tons of low-carbon hydrogen from green ammonia, per year, from 2028. Plans propose to utilise the current oil & gas pipelines for use in hydrogen transport. Link
  • Masdar Signs Agreement to Explore Exporting Green Hydrogen From Abu Dhabi To Europe: Masdar, one of the world's leading clean energy companies, Port of Amsterdam, SkyNRG, Evos Amsterdam and Zenith Energy Terminals have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the development of a green hydrogen supply chain between Abu Dhabi and Amsterdam. Abu Dhabi and the Netherlands have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at developing a green hydrogen supply chain. Production will be in Abu Dhabi and export to the Netherlands through the port of Amsterdam. The parties will explore several hydrogen transportation methods, with a focus on liquid organic hydrogen carriers. Link