NextGen 2022: ICN organises session on 'Hydrogen: The Game Changer'
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NextGen 2022: ICN organises session on 'Hydrogen: The Game Changer'

Speakers are: Dr. R. K. Malhotra, President, Hydrogen Association of India; Dr. Ashish Lele, Director, CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory; Dr. Anurag Pandey, Vice President - Hydrogen Value Chain, New Energy Reliance Industries; Mukesh Sharma, General Manager (Corporate Strategy), Indian Oil; Amrit Singhdeo, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting; and Raman Jee Jha, Director, PwC India

  • By ICN Bureau | July 18, 2022

Indian Chemical News (ICN), the most credible online media platform for Chemicals, Petrochemicals, and Energy sector, is organizing a virtual session on "Hydrogen: The Game Changer" on July 22, 2022 in the second edition of ‘NextGen Chemicals & Petrochemicals Summit 2022’. 

The two-day virtual Summit is organised on July 21-22, 2022 and the main theme is "Driving Sustainable Growth." One can register as a delegate for the virtual session by clicking on the link (https://www.indianchemicalnews.com/nextgen-chemical-and-petrochemical-summit-register )

The speakers for the virtual session are: Dr. R. K. Malhotra, President, Hydrogen Association of India; Dr. Ashish Lele, Director, CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory; Dr. Anurag Pandey, Vice President - Hydrogen Value Chain, New Energy Reliance Industries; Mukesh Sharma, General Manager (Corporate Strategy), Indian Oil; and Amrit Singhdeo, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting. The session is moderated by Raman Jee Jha, Director, PwC India. 

Green hydrogen, the next generation fuel, is becoming crucial for achieving decarbonisation of harder-to-abate sectors such as fertilisers, refining, chemicals, methanol, maritime shipping, iron & steel, and transport. Hydrogen supports a gradual transition towards lower-carbon sources of energy as it can be generated from natural gas and other non-renewable by-products.

The demand for hydrogen technologies is growing as it is accelerating the transition to more sustainable forms of energy while still supporting current energy models with all their regional variations.

Hydrogen can be generated at scale with a zero carbon footprint by using renewable energy such as solar or wind power. Green hydrogen, which uses renewable energy to produce hydrogen from water, is taking off around the globe. Many companies, investors, governments, and environmentalists believe it is an energy source that could help end the reign of fossil fuels and slow the world's warming trajectory.

“With emerging global momentum on hydrogen, India can situate this decarbonisation opportunity not just within the context of a low-carbon economy but also as an enabler of energy security and economic development for the nation,” Pravin Prashant, Editor, Indian Chemical News, said adding that the Government of India has been providing early-stage R&D support for a range of hydrogen technologies including production from biomass, methane reformation, electrolysis, photolysis, storage of hydrogen and transportation of hydrogen.

“Given the right policies, India can emerge as the lowest cost producer and bring down the price of green hydrogen to US $1 per kg by 2030,” Prashant opined.

Hydrogen demand in India could grow more than four-fold by 2050, representing almost 10% of global demand. Given that the majority of this demand could be met with green hydrogen in the long term, the cumulative value of the green hydrogen market in India could reach US $8 billion by 2030.

The key discussion points for hydrogen virtual session are: Making India a global hub for hydrogen by creating hydrogen ecosystem; Benefits accruing from PLI scheme for electrolyzers; Opting for large scale green hydrogen pilots in different verticals; Storage, Logistics, Safety, and Environmental concerns; and Creating Scalable Green Hydrogen Projects/Hubs.  

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