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NTPC Invites Global EOI To Establish Pilot Project On Hydrogen Blending In India

The first of its kind in the country, the pilot on hydrogen blending will explore the viability of decarbonizing natural gas grid of India

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National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has initiated a global Expression of Interest (EoI) to establish a Pilot Project on Hydrogen Blending with Natural Gas in the City Gas Distribution (CGD) Network in the country.

As per the PIB press release, "The EoI follows the recent tenders floated by NTPC REL for green hydrogen fuelling station at Leh and NTPC VidyutVyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN) for procurement of Fuel Cell Buses. A dedicated 1.25 MW Solar plant is also being set up at Leh by NTPC REL to power the hydrogen fuelling station."

The first of its kind in the country, the pilot on hydrogen blending will explore the viability of decarbonizing natural gas grid of India

According to the Ministry of Power, "NTPC is keen on playing a key role in India’s transition to the hydrogen economy and would later take this up at a commercial scale across India. The successful execution of the pilot will also demonstrate the decarbonization objective along with import substitution aim under the government’s Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan."

"NTPC Limited is also keenly exploring production of green ammonia to decarbonize the fertilizer industry and possibly fulfil the government's upcoming mandate of using a certain percentage of green hydrogen in the fertilizer and refinery sector," added the ministry in a statement.

NTPC has performed a detailed study of the production of green methanol at Ramagundam and the company is likely to make a last and final investment in the upcoming time.


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