Govt to finalise National Hydrogen Mission document this month

  • The National Hydrogen Mission would put forward specific strategy for the short term (4 years), and broad strokes principles for long term (10 years and beyond)

  • In order to facilitate demand creation in identified segments, the government will give suitable mandates to various sectors

New Delhi: The government intends to develop a framework to support manufacturing of Hydrogen via suitable incentives and facilitations aligned with Make in India and Atmanirbhar Bharat and is set to finalise the National Hydrogen Mission document this month, said the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. “The draft Mission document has already gone through consultation process and is expected to be finalised in February 2021. Thereafter, it will go through inter-ministerial consultation and Cabinet approval process,” the ministry said.

The proposed National Hydrogen Energy Mission would aim to lay down the government’s vision, intent and direction for hydrogen energy and suggest strategy and approaches for realising the vision. 

Aim is to develop India as a global hub for Hydrogen manufacturing: MNRE

The mission would put forward specific strategy for the short term (4 years), and broad strokes principles for long term (10 years and beyond). The aim is to develop India into a global hub for manufacturing of hydrogen and fuel cells technologies across the value chain, said the MNRE. It will provide necessary flexibility to capture benefit from advances taking place in technology landscape. 

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National Hydrogen Mission: Fertilizer, steel, petchem sector may get usage mandate

In order to facilitate demand creation in identified segments, the government will give suitable mandates to various sectors for use of green hydrogen in industry such as fertilizer, steel, petrochemicals etc. Major activities envisaged under the mission include creating volumes and infrastructure, demonstrations in niche applications (including for transport, industry), goal-oriented research and development, facilitative policy support, and putting in place a robust framework for standards and regulations for hydrogen technologies.

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