The nation’s first green hydrogen blending plant has been launched by NTPC Ltd, the largest power producer in India.
The business said on Tuesday that green hydrogen mixing had begun in the NTPC Kawas township’s piped natural gas (PNG) network (3 January).
NTPC and Gujarat Gas Limited are working together on the project (GGL).
P. Ram Prasad, Head of Project, Kawas, in the presence of several top executives from NTPC Kawas and GGL, started the first molecule of green hydrogen from the project.
According to the firm, NTPC Kawas undertook awareness workshops for township residents with the assistance of GGL officials following the start of the blending operation.
In July of last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lay the project’s cornerstone.
The blending project would provide houses in the Kawas township in Adityanagar, Surat, with H2-NG (natural gas).
Using energy from a 1 MW floating solar installation, water is electrolyzed to create the green hydrogen in Kawas.
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) has approved the initial 5% vol/vol blending of green hydrogen with PNG, according to NTPC, and the blending level would be increased gradually to 20%.
With the same net heating content, CO2 emissions are decreased when green hydrogen is mixed with natural gas.
According to NTPC, only a few elite nations, such as the UK, Germany, and Australia, among others, are capable of pulling off this accomplishment.
According to the business, “this would put India at the forefront of the global hydrogen economy.”