Definition of Green Hydrogen: MNRE

The government has notified the Green Hydrogen Standard for India. The standard issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), outlines the emission thresholds that must be met in order for hydrogen produced to be classified as ‘Green’, i.e., from renewable sources. The scope of the definition encompasses both electrolysis-based and biomass-based hydrogen production methods.

After discussions with multiple stakeholders, the MNRE 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 COequivalent/kg H2.

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 MNRE.

The notification also specifies that the BEE and Ministry of Power shall be the nodal authority for accreditation of agencies for the monitoring, verification and certification for green hydrogen production projects.

The notification of the green hydrogen standard for India can be accessed here

Source: PIB