Indian Steel Giant JSW India Joins India H2 Alliance
The India H2 Alliance has expanded its membership with the inclusion of JSW Steel, CSIR National Chemicals Laboratory and Scottish Development InternationalThree national sustainability think tanks TERI, CEEW and WRI India, have also joined IH2A. These organisations will work closely with the Indian Government to build a hydrogen economy and supply chain.
The inclusion of India’s leading steel player, JSW Steel, is a significant boon to the group with steel and cement having been identified as a priority industrial sector for decarbonisation, where hydrogen could be adopted early on. JSW Steel’s Chief Sustainability Officer Mr Prabodha Acharya said “JSW Group is uniquely placed to lead on green hydrogen topic as we have significant interests in steel, cement, and renewable energy. As the IH2A Work Group Lead for Steel and Cement, we will bring other industry majors and the government together to build consensus for a common path towards hydrogen commercialization in the steel and cement sectors. Green steel as hydrogen product exports can be a national strategy for taking leadership in the global hydrogen value chain by embedding hydrogen in the industrial supply chain. This is a leadership opportunity.”
CSIR-NCL is a premier governmental research agency in India that is focussed on research and development in chemical, allied sciences, and engineering with an emphasis on clean energy, climate change and sustainability.
Scottish Development International brings significant expertise from large-scale hydrogen demonstration projects at Aberdeen, Fife, Orkney and the Western Isles in Scotland that could be leveraged by India for hydrogen policy design and project development.