New Delhi: Oil India Limited (OIL) has taken the first significant step towards a green hydrogen economy in India with the commissioning of India’s first 99.999% pure green hydrogen pilot plant with an installed capacity of 10 kg per day at its Jorhat Pump Station in Assam on Wednesday. The plant was commissioned in a record time of 3 months.
OIL’s Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Sushil Chandra Mishra inaugurated the plant in the presence of OIL’s Director (Finance) Harish Madhav and Resident Chief Executive of the company Prasanta Borkakoty.
The plant produces Green Hydrogen from the electricity generated by the existing 500kW Solar plant using a 100 kW Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) Electrolyser array. The use of AEM technology is being used for the first time in India.
"OIL has taken an important step towards fulfilling the vision of our Hon’ble Prime Minister for an Energy-Independent India. This plant is expected to increase its production of green hydrogen from 10 kg per day to 30 kg per day in future"- SC Mishra, CMD, OIL
Speaking on the occasion, OIL CMD Mishra said that the company has taken an important step towards fulfilling the vision of our Hon’ble Prime Minister for an Energy-Independent India. This plant is expected to increase its production of green hydrogen from 10 kg per day to 30 kg per day in future. The company has initiated a detailed study in collaboration with IIT Guwahati on the blending of Green Hydrogen with Natural Gas and its effect on the existing infrastructure of OIL. The company also plans to study use cases for commercial applications of the blended fuel.
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