India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a detailed document of its National Green Hydrogen Mission. The overarching objective of the mission is to make India, a global hub for production, usage and export of green hydrogen and its derivatives. It also aims to make India a leader in technology and manufacturing of electrolysers and other enabling technologies for green hydrogen. The mission strategy comprises interventions for first, demand creation by making green hydrogen produced in India competitive for exports and through domestic consumption. Second, addressing supply side constraints through an incentive framework. Third, building an enabling ecosystem to support scaling and development.

The mission will build capabilities to produce at least 5 million metric tonne (MMT) of green hydrogen per annum by 2030, with potential to reach 10 MMT per annum with growth of export markets. The mission is proposed to be implemented in a phased manner, focusing initially on deployment of green hydrogen in sectors that are already using hydrogen, and evolving an ecosystem for research and development (R&D), regulations and pilot projects.

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