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    Global majors form Indian hydrogen alliance


The India H2 Alliance will help develop the blue and green hydrogen value chain.

by: Shardul Sharma

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Global majors form Indian hydrogen alliance

Global energy and industrial majors have come together to form the India H2 Alliance, focused on commercialising hydrogen technologies and systems to build net-zero carbon pathways in India, US-listed Chart Industries said on April 6.  

The India H2 Alliance will work together to build the hydrogen economy and supply chain in India and help develop blue and green hydrogen production and storage as well as build hydrogen-use industrial clusters and transport use-cases with hydrogen-powered fuel cells. Chart and India’s Reliance Industries will act as steering group co-leads. 

The alliance will focus on industrial clusters, specifically steel, refineries, fertiliser, cement, ports and logistics; as well as heavy-duty transport use cases and the establishment of standards for storage and transport hydrogen in pressurised and liquefied form. 

The group will work with the government to develop a national hydrogen policy and roadmap for the 2021-2030 period, create a national hydrogen task force and mission in a public-private partnership format, identify national large demonstration-stage projects, help create a national India hydrogen fund and create hydrogen-linked capacity covering hydrogen production, storage and distribution, industrial use-cases, transport use-cases and standards. 

The India H2 Alliance will have a panel of hydrogen experts and a secretariat to support member companies.  The IH2A Secretariat will be run by consulting firm FTI Consulting.