3-day int’l conference on green hydrogen to begin on July 5 in Delhi

The conference seeks to establish green hydrogen ecosystem and catalyse attainment of global goals for decarbonization through green hydrogen

International conference on green hydrogen

New Delhi: A three-day international conference on Green Hydrogen (ICGH-2023), organised by the government of India, is to be inaugurated at New Delhi on July 5th. The conclave at Vigyan Bhawan seeks to bring together the global scientific, policy, academic and industrial leaders to discuss recent advances and emerging technologies in the entire green hydrogen value chain. It will also enable the sector stakeholders to explore the evolving green hydrogen landscape and innovation-driven solutions in the sector, thus strengthening the sustainability ecosystem of the sector.

The conference is being organized by the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE), in partnership with the ministry of petroleum and natural gas, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Office of Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Union power and MNRE minister RK Singh will inaugurate the event in presence of Union minister petroleum Hardeep Puri, Union minister of state for petroleum & natural gas Rameshwar Teli and Union minister of state for science and technology Jitendra Singh.

Objective of the conference

The aim of the conference is to explore the ways of establishing a green hydrogen ecosystem and foster a systemic approach for meeting the global goals for decarbonization through green hydrogen. Apart from domain-specific research interactions on hydrogen production, storage, distribution and downstream applications, the conference will also discuss green financing, human resource upskilling and startup initiatives in this area. The conference will enable to share and learn from international best practices in the sector.

Various plenary talks, expert panel discussions and technical deliberations held at the conference will provide domestic and international participants from the industry and research communities an opportunity to dive deep into these national and global priorities, in line with the objectives embedded in India’s of National Green Hydrogen Mission, a mission launched by the Centre to help the country achieve the target of Net Zero by year 2070.

25 sessions, experts from across continents to congregate

The three-day conference will not less than 25 deep-dive sessions aimed at establishing a green hydrogen ecosystem. It will have experts from across countries – including the US, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Africa, among others to share their perspectives with India’s top Government officials, scientists, industry and other stakeholders, in order to define the best path forward for decarbonisation.

Representation from top research institutions and industry bodies

Industry will be represented by sector captains and senior executives from India Oil Corpration (IOC), REC Limited, NTPC Limited, Toyota Kirloskar, Mitsui OSK Lines, Larsen &Toubro, Evonik, HAL Offshore Ltd, Ashok Leyland, KPIT Pune, Tata Power, Hero Future Energies, among others.

The top research and scientific community will be represented by National Chemical Laboratory, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay, IIT, Madras, among others. Top regulatory and standards perspectives will be represented by Bureau of Indian Standards, among others.

National Green Hydrogen Mission

The National Green Hydrogen Mission was launched by the Government of India on 4th January 2023, as part of its decarbonization strategy. The mission places significant emphasis on R&D in green hydrogen and aims to make India a global hub of Green Hydrogen production, utilization, and export. It seeks to do this by creating demand, strengthening the supply side, and focusing on policy and regulatory frameworks, innovation and affordability. The mission will also encourage private investment in the sector and enable rapid scale-up, technology development, establish standards & regulatory framework and enable rapid cost reduction.

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