India to host Summit on Green Hydrogen initiatives

India is to host a two-day summit on Green Hydrogen Initiatives. Summit will start on June 22, 2021 involving the BRICS nations.

Key Points

  • This prestigious event offers a platform to share their respective Green Hydrogen initiatives & views on how to take it to next level in their countries.
  • Online event will be hosted by India’s largest power producer and global energy majors called NTPC Ltd.
  • Summit will bring best brains, policy makers and major stakeholders from BRICS nations deliberating and discussing at length future of Hydrogen in energy mix.
  • Summit will witness panel discussions on ideas integrating hydrogen in overall energy policy framework.

What are different types of Hydrogen?

Hydrogen which is produced from fossil fuels is called grey hydrogen and those generated from fossil fuels with carbon capture & storage options is called blue hydrogen. On the other hand, Green Hydrogen is obtained entirely from renewable power sources.

Advantages of Green Hydrogen

Green hydrogen is Environment friendly because its usage led to zero emissions. It is a clean burning molecule which can decarbonise sectors like iron & steel, chemicals, and transportation. Green Hydrogen will also help in transition towards clean electric mobility and will help in reducing dependency on minerals & rare-earth element-based battery for energy storage.

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