Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a ‘Maharatna’ and Fortune Global 500 company, has partnered with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to scale up Alkaline Electrolyser technology for the generation of green hydrogen. Electrolyser Plants are currently imported. As per the reports, this is a first-of-its-kind programme aimed at assisting the country in achieving its renewable energy targets and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
In November 2021, BPCL announced plans to reportedly build India’s largest green hydrogen plant. It would float a tender for a 20 MW electrolyser to be set up at its refinery in Bina, Madhya Pradesh. The company aims to achieve net-zero emissions for its operations by 2040 and plans to launch its net-zero strategy in March 2022. HPCL currently consumes 650 MW of energy, which is predicted to increase to 1,000 MW by 2027 after green hydrogen obligations are taken into account.