India H2 Alliance Formed by Industry Majors
Global energy and industrial majors have come together to form a new energy transition coalition, the India H2 Alliance, focussed on commercializing hydrogen technologies and systems to build net-zero carbon pathways in India. 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. The India H2 Alliance will focus on industrial clusters, specifically steel, refineries, fertilizer, cement, ports and logistics; as well as heavy duty transport use cases and the establishment of standards for storage and transport hydrogen in pressurized and liquefied form.
The IH2 alliance will mainly focus on industrial clusters such as refineries, steel, cement, fertiliser, ports and logistics and heavy duty transport use cases. It will also create standards for storage and transport of hydrogen in pressurised and liquefied form. The following are the main objectives of IH2A
To build hydrogen economy and supply chain in India
To help develop blue and green hydrogen production and storage
To build hydrogen-use industrial clusters
To increase hydrogen-powered fuel cells-based transport
The India H2 Alliance will work with the government on five areas
Develop a National Hydrogen Policy and Roadmap 2021-2030
Creation of a National H2 Taskforce and Mission in a public-private partnership format
Identify National Large H2 Demonstration-Stage Projects
Help create a national India H2 Fund
Create hydrogen-Linked capacity covering hydrogen production, storage and distribution, industrial use-cases, transport use-cases and standards
The India H2 Alliance is led by US based engineering company Chart Industries and India's biggest private-sector refiner Reliance Industries Ltd. The India H2 Alliance will have a panel of hydrogen experts and a IH2A secretariat to support member companies. The IH2A Secretariat will be run by consulting firm FTI Consulting.
Blue Hydrogen is produced from the splitting of natural gas into carbon dioxide and hydrogen. This is achieved by Steam Methane Reforming or Auto thermal Reforming. Green Hydrogen is made from non-fossil sources.