IH2A submits six-point recommendation to GoI 

India H2 Alliance (IH2A) has submitted a six-point agenda to the Government of India (GoI) for creating a domestic “Bharat H2” supply chain and building hydrogen systems at scale. The submission was made jointly by IH2A Steering Committee co-leads, Chart Industries and Reliance Industries, to NITI Aayog and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). The recommendations include the constitution of a public-private Bharat H2 Taskforce to prepare a milestone-based national hydrogen roadmap with the aim of tapping India’s potential to create a national electrolyser installed capacity of 15-20 GW and promote domestic manufacturing through a National Electrolyser Manufacturing Mission, aligned with the government’s FAME II Scheme. Further, the country should create a national H2-themed Energy Transition Fund, with co-funding partnerships with sovereign partners, multilateral agencies, clean energy funds and industry, with the aim of raising $1 billion by 2030 for deployment in national hydrogen projects. The alliance has also urged the creation of a uniform set of globally harmonised and inter-operable Bharat H2 standards for hydrogen storage, transportation and dispensation. In addition, it says that India should prioritise pre-feasibility studies of at least 10 national Bharat H2 Hydrogen Valleys or H2 Hubs as large-scale demonstration projects. Also, a Bharat H2 Industrial Group should be formed to leverage hydrogen for de-carbonisation efforts in steel, refinery, fertiliser and cement industrial clusters.

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