An increased push for adopting hydrogen fuel mix: Dharmendra Pradhan

India’s petroleum and natural gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said that there is an increased push for adopting “hydrogen fuel mix.”

This comes in the backdrop of India’s National Hydrogen Energy Mission in the works, which may mandate fertilizer, steel and petrochemicals industries to shift to green hydrogen use.

“Our approach for cleaner energy and low carbon economy will be guided by a well-defined energy transition road map with seven key drivers, as outlined by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi in October last year,” Pradhan said at the Clean Energy Conclave organized by the Department of Biotechnology.

“This essentially means it will be a healthy mix of all commercially viable energy sources. We will attach high priority for maximizing deployment of energy sources, including biofuels, emerging fuels such as hydrogen, available within the country,” he added.

Green hydrogen gas is produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using an electrolyzer, that may be powered by electricity generated from clean energy sources such as wind and solar, or ‘green’ hydrogen.

“Our oil and gas companies are already developing projects for use of hydrogen as fuel,” Pradhan added.

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