A National Hydrogen Mission is in the works and a draft is expected in the next two months, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) said on Tuesday.
MNRE secretary Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi said that the mission will contain details about all aspects of hydrogen technology, including storage, R&D, and pilot projects.
In the Union Budger speech last week, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had spoken about the plan, but had not specified any details.
“It will help in storing renewable energy and transporting renewable energy, and that will overcome the problem of interdependency, which RE suffers from. It is particularly useful in long haul transportation, where battery storage falls short,” Chaturvedi said, talking about the benefits of hydrogen as a power source.
MNRE advisor PC Maithani identified steel and fertilizer sectors benefitting the most from the development of technologies for hydrogen.