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OIL setting up 100 kw Green Hydrogen plant, plans to blend Hydrogen with natural gas

OIL is setting up a 100 kw Green Hydrogen plant in Jorhat, Assam, and plans to blend Hydrogen with natural gas on the existing infrastructure, said a top official
OIL setting up 100 kw Green Hydrogen plant, plans to blend Hydrogen with natural gas
OIL setting up 100 kw Green Hydrogen plant, plans to blend Hydrogen with natural gas
  • OIL will build a 100 kw ‘Green Hydrogen’ plant at its Pump station #3 in Jorhat Assam
  • OIL’s Director (Operations) Pankaj Kumar Goswami said that the ambitious project undertaken by OIL is the first of its kind

New Delhi: Oil India Ltd (OIL) is setting up a 100 kw Green Hydrogen plant in Jorhat, Assam, and plans to blend Hydrogen with natural gas on the existing infrastructure, said a top official of the company on Thursday. “Oil India Limited (OIL), India’s second largest National Exploration & Production Company in its vision to be an integrated energy company and to strengthen its bouquet of clean energy offerings, will build a 100 kw ‘Green Hydrogen’ plant at its Pump station #3 in Jorhat Assam. OIL has initiated the action for the establishment of the above pilot plant for generating Green Hydrogen with AEM Technology,” said an official statement.

OIL plans to blend Green Hydrogen with natural gas on existing infra

Speaking on the occasion of the bhumi pujan ceremony of the 100-kw capacity Green Hydrogen pilot project, OIL’s Director (Operations) Pankaj Kumar Goswami said that the ambitious project undertaken by OIL is the first of its kind which will help OIL understand the effects of blending hydrogen with natural gas on the existing infrastructure.

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Hydrogen being the cleanest form of energy is the latest focus area across the globe to satiate the rising energy needs. Green hydrogen is derived from water electrolysis using power produced from renewable energy sources like solar or wind. Biomass-based hydrogen production technologies also qualify under the green category. The government has recently announced the National Hydrogen Mission in the Union Budget 2021, laying out a hydrogen roadmap for the country. Under the Paris agreement (COP-21), by the year 2030, India has committed to reduce its greenhouse emissions by 33-35 percent from the 2005 levels. This has necessitated finding alternative sources of cleaner energy and green hydrogen is slated to play an important role in achieving this objective. India has also declared its intention to be a leading international player in the production and supply of green hydrogen.

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