US headquartered Chart Industries and India's Reliance Industries (RIL) will be together heading a new industry body focused on commercialising hydrogen technologies and systems to construct net-zero carbon pathways in India.
The novel energy transition coalition, the India H2 Alliance (IH2A), will work together to build the hydrogen economy and supply chain in India and assist develop blue and green hydrogen
production and storage and also build hydrogen-use industrial clusters and transport use-cases with hydrogen-powered fuel cells.
"The India H2 Alliance will focus on industrial clusters, specifically steel, refineries, fertilizer, cement, ports and logistics; as well as heavy-duty transport use cases and the establishment of standards for storage and transport hydrogen in pressurised and liquified form," a statement stated by the newly formed association.
Stating on the focus of the India H2 Alliance, Anurag Pandey, R&D Team Lead, RIL said, "India needs to identify and execute large-scale hydrogen demonstration projects if it wants to be part of the global supply chain for hydrogen. Beyond R&D pilots, India needs ‘hydrogen-valley’ style national initiatives across a region like a high-traffic industrial freight corridor, with multiple use-cases.
Such hydrogen-related systems projects are strategic for India’s energy transition plans, linking closely with renewables and battery-technology. These require multiple industry players to come together and form consortia to implement such projects."