Role of Green Hydrogen in Decarbonizing India

The 'Mercom India Solar Summit 2023' will be held in New Delhi on April 26-27


Green hydrogen, produced using renewable energy sources, is a critical element in the decarbonization strategy due to its potential to replace fossil fuels in various sectors such as transportation, industry, and power generation.

Green hydrogen is expected to be essential in realizing India’s ambitious target of reducing carbon emissions and transitioning to a low-carbon economy. India aims to achieve 500 GW of non-fossil energy capacity by 2030.

It can decarbonize the transportation sector by powering fuel cell vehicles, which are more efficient and emit fewer pollutants than internal combustion engines. Green hydrogen can also be used in the industrial sector to produce chemicals and fertilizers currently produced using fossil fuels.

Mercom India will bring together industry experts to discuss the criticality of green hydrogen in decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors at the Mercom India Renewables Summit 2023,’ an exclusive event on April 26-27 in New Delhi.

At a session titled ‘Green Hydrogen – The Critical Piece in the Decarbonization Puzzle‘ scheduled for April 26, 2023, panelists will discuss the challenges for India to emerge as a significant hub in producing this clean fuel.

The panel will have Dipesh Pherwani, a Scientist at MNRE; Chintan Shah, a Renewable Energy Expert; Shaji John, Head of Sales & BD, South Asia, Middle East & Africa from Ohmium; and Kapil Maheshwari, ED and CEO of Welspun New Energy.

The government recently approved National Hydrogen Mission aims to create a hydrogen ecosystem in the country by promoting research and development, building hydrogen production and storage infrastructure, and creating demand for green hydrogen in various sectors.

With the right policies and investments, India can become a leading producer and consumer of green hydrogen in the coming years.

Mercom will also host its third annual Mercom India Awards at the Summit, recognizing the achievement and technological innovations of companies contributing to India’s clean energy industry.

The event will feature a Startup Pitch Competition for the first time, providing a stage for Indian entrepreneurs and companies to present their innovative cleantech ideas or technologies.

Register to attend the event here.