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India introduces Green Hydrogen Standard; sets avg emission limit of 2 kg CO2 per kg of H2 produced
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India introduces Green Hydrogen Standard; sets avg emission limit of 2 kg CO2 per kg of H2 produced

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 Aug 2023, 06:30 pm

New Delhi: The government has notified the Green Hydrogen Standard for India, outlining the emission thresholds that must be met in order for hydrogen produced to be classified as ‘Green’.

The standard issued by the Centre’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is a significant move for the progress of the National Green Hydrogen Mission.

The scope of the definition encompasses both electrolysis-based and biomass-based hydrogen production methods, the ministry said.

“After discussions with multiple stakeholders, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has decided to define Green Hydrogen as having a well-to-gate emission (i.e., including water treatment, electrolysis, gas purification, drying and compression of hydrogen) of not more than 2 kg CO2 equivalent / kg H2,” it said in a statement.

The notification specifies that a detailed methodology for measurement, reporting, monitoring, on-site verification, and certification of green hydrogen and its derivatives shall be specified by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) under the Ministry of Power will be the Nodal Authority for accreditation of agencies for the monitoring, verification and certification of Green Hydrogen production projects.

The notification of the Green Hydrogen Standard brings a lot of clarity to the Green Hydrogen community in India and was widely awaited, the ministry said.

“With this notification, India becomes one of the first few countries in the world to announce a definition of Green Hydrogen,” it added.

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