MNRE announces Rs 4 billion R&D roadmap to develop green hydrogen ecosystem

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has introduced a Rs 4 billion research and development (R&D) roadmap as part of its efforts to create an ecosystem that promotes the commercialisation of green hydrogen for the National Green Hydrogen Mission.

The R&D roadmap has the objective of advancing new materials, technologies, and infrastructure to improve the efficiency, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of various aspects of green hydrogen production, storage, and transportation. Additionally, it places a strong emphasis on safety and aims to address technical challenges and barriers in the development of a hydrogen-based economy.

In August 2023, the MNRE under its National Green Hydrogen Mission has announced the ‘green hydrogen standard for India’. The ministry specified the emission threshold for green hydrogen production that includes both electrolysis and biomass-based hydrogen generation processes.

In June 2023, the MNRE issued a document describing incentive programmes for the domestic production of electrolysers and green hydrogen, with a total financial investment of 174.9 billion.