National Green Hydrogen Mission

  • 05 Jul 2024

On July 4th, 2024, the Central government issued guidelines for funding testing facilities, infrastructure, and institutional support for the development of Standards and Regulatory framework under the National Green Hydrogen Mission.

Key Points

  • The scheme will be implemented with a total budgetary outlay of two hundred crore rupees till the financial year 2025-26
  • The scheme will be implemented by the National Institute of Solar Energy.
  • The scheme will support the identification of the gaps in the existing testing facilities for components, technologies, and processes in the value chain of Green Hydrogen and its derivatives.
  • The Scheme will support the creation of new testing facilities and the upgradation of existing Testing Facilities to ensure safe and secure operations.
  • The scheme encompasses the development of robust quality and performance testing facilities to ensure quality, sustainability, and safety in GH2 production and trade.

National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), Gurugram

  • It as an apex institute of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE.
  • In the area of solar energy NISE is undertaking activities related to research & development, testing, certification, standardization, skill development, resource assessment and awareness in the field of solar energy and associated technologies.

National Green Hydrogen Mission

The National Green Hydrogen Mission was approved by the Union Cabinet on 4th January 2022 and was launched on 4th January 2023, with the intended objectives of:

  • Making India a leading producer and supplier of Green Hydrogen in the world
  • Creation of export opportunities for Green Hydrogen and its derivatives
  • Reduction in dependence on imported fossil fuels and feedstock
  • Development of indigenous manufacturing capabilities
  • Attracting investment and business opportunities for the industry
  • Creating opportunities for employment and economic development
  • Supporting R&D projects

The mission outcomes projected by 2030 are:

  • Development of green hydrogen production capacity of at least 5 MMT (Million Metric Tonne) per annum with an associated renewable energy capacity addition of about 125 GW in the country
  • Over Rs. Eight lakh crore in total investments
  • Creation of over Six lakh jobs
  • Cumulative reduction in fossil fuel imports over Rs. One lakh crore
  • Abatement of nearly 50 MMT of annual greenhouse gas emissions