National Green Hydrogen Mission


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Recently, the ministry of new and renewable energy has issued guidelines for funding of testing facilities, infrastructure, and institutional support for development of standards and regulatory framework under the National Green Hydrogen Mission.

About National Green Hydrogen Mission: 

  • It was approved by the Union Cabinet on January 4, 2023.
  • Aim: To make India a Global Hub for the production, utilization, and export of Green Hydrogen and its derivatives.

What are the components of the scheme?

  • The Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition Programme (SIGHT): Under this two distinct financial incentive mechanisms will be provided
    • Targeting domestic manufacturing of electrolysers and
    • Production of Green Hydrogen
  • The Mission will also support pilot projects in emerging end-use sectors and production pathways. 
  • Regions capable of supporting large-scale production and/or utilization of Hydrogen will be identified and developed as Green Hydrogen Hubs.
  • A public-private partnership framework for R&D (Strategic Hydrogen Innovation Partnership – SHIP) will be facilitated under the Mission.
  • A coordinated skill development programme will also be undertaken under the Mission.

Norms issued for funding testing facilities

  • The Scheme will be implemented with a total budgetary outlay of Rs. 200 Crores till the financial year 2025-26.
  • The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) will be the Scheme Implementation agency (SIA).
  • The scheme encompasses the development of robust quality and performance testing facilities to ensure quality, sustainability, and safety in GH2 production and trade.

Q1: What is Green hydrogen?

It is also referred to as ‘clean hydrogen’ that is produced by using electricity from renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power, to split water into two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom through a process called electrolysis.

Source: Norms issued for funding of testing facilities, infra for National Green Hydrogen Mission