New Delhi: On Friday, Union Chemicals and Fertiliser Minister Mansukh Mandaviya requested the industry players to make the manufacturing of green hydrogen affordable and accessible. India has tremendous opportunities in green hydrogen due to its geographical advantage, he said.
The Union Minister addressed a two-day seminar being organized on the subject “Production and use of Green Hydrogen and Green Ammonia in Process Industry” by the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Delhi, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (Northern Regional Centre) in association with Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) at IIT Delhi Campus, Hauz Khas New Delhi.
“We need to grow in the research and production sector and innovate in the development and manufacturing of green hydrogen. Only the government alone can’t achieve the target of green energy,” an official statement quoted Mandaviya as saying at the event.
Under the National Hydrogen Mission, the government aims to produce 5 million tonnes of green hydrogen by 2030 and the related development of renewable energy capacity. Mandaviya said the government alone cannot achieve the target of green energy and sought synergy among industries, academia and the government.” We have a huge geographical advantage in terms of varied weather systems and topographies to make the green energy mission true. Focussing on futuristic planning, this year, we are celebrating Amrut Kaal and preparing a roadmap for the next 25 years to achieve this target. Energy is a critical requirement of our country and the Green Hydrogen mission is a crucial part of it,” Mandaviya said.
He further said “We can achieve the target of increasing solar energy efficiency and reducing the cost of it and become the Vishwa Guru. We must take inspiration from our rich past, which shows how technologically advanced we were. We never lacked the human resource capacity and brain. We can again show this to the world.” The government’s aim is to achieve a 500-gigawatt production target capacity of non-fossil fuel by 2030, he added.