New Delhi: In line with the National Hydrogen Mission, GAIL (India) Limited has awarded a contract to set up one of the largest Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Electrolyser for green hydrogen production in India. The project would be installed at GAIL’s Vijaipur Complex, in Guna District of Madhya Pradesh, and would be based on renewable power.
The project has been designed to produce around 4.3 metric tons of green Hydrogen per day (approx. 10 MW capacity) with a purity of about 99.999 Volume percent. It is scheduled to be commissioned by November 2023. In line with the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, the project has been awarded to a vendor having domestic value addition of more than 50 percent.
Earlier, in January this year, GAIL had commenced India’s first-of-its-kind project of mixing Hydrogen into the natural gas system. Hydrogen blended natural gas is being supplied to one of GAIL’s Joint Venture (JV) company with HPCL- Avantika Gas Limited (AGL), which is a City Gas Distribution (CGD) company operating in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Till date, GAIL has been successful in blending upto 2 percent (v/v) hydrogen in natural gas in the CGD network.
These initiatives reflect GAIL’s commitment to support a gas-based economy and to contribute toward India’s vision of a greener, cleaner, carbon-neutral and self-reliant future.
The government is keen on developing India as a global manufacturer and supplier of world’s cheapest green hydrogen. In order to achieve the same, several PSUs like GAIL, NTPC Limited, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), among others, are setting up green hydrogen production facilities on pilot basis.
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