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GAIL inaugurates a 10 MW green hydrogen plant in Madhya Pradesh

  • GAIL (India) Ltd has launched its first green hydrogen plant in Vijaipur, Madhya Pradesh, marking a substantial expansion of the country’s largest natural gas transmission and distribution company into new and alternative energy sources.

What is green hydrogen?

  • Green hydrogen is created by electrolysis, which involves splitting water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen using energy from renewable sources such as solar or wind power.
  • Green hydrogen production emits no CO2 or other greenhouse gases directly since it is powered by renewable energy. 

What is Green Hydrogen Standard?

  • Definition of Green Hydrogen: Green hydrogen is defined as having a well-to-gate emission of no more than 2 kg CO2 equivalent per kilogramme of hydrogen generated, which includes water treatment, electrolysis, gas purification, drying, and hydrogen compression.
  • The Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power, will serve as the nodal body for programmes involving green hydrogen generation. 

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