MNRE considers imposing green hydrogen obligations on fertilizer producers and oil refiners

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is contemplating to impose inclusion of green hydrogen in energy baskets for fertiliser producers and oil refiners.

The ministry has circulated a draft note for the cabinet for consultation about the Green Hydrogen Consumption Obligation for fertiliser producers and petroleum refineries. The draft mandates to scale up the use of green hydrogen in the period between 2023-24 to 2029-30. A draft National Hydrogen Energy Mission document has also been circulated among stakeholder ministries and departments by MNRE, on May 31, 2021.