India Soon to Launch Electrolyser Research and Development Promotion Program, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld
New Delhi: Union Minister Bhagwanth Khuba said Wednesday a program to promote research and development of electrolysers would soon be launched, a step towards meeting India’s renewable energy goals.
An electrolyser is a system that uses electricity to break water down into hydrogen and oxygen in a process called electrolysis. Khuba made the remarks when speaking at the first International Conference on Hydrogen Energy – Policy, Infrastructure Development and Challenges, organized here by the Central Board of Irrigation & Power.
In his inaugural address, Khuba highlighted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s belief in decarbonising India at COP26.
India has set a goal of achieving 500 GW of renewable energy by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2070, which the country is steadily pushing forward.
The Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy urged technologists from IITs and other organizations to do maximum research into hydrogen energy to help lower the production costs of electrolysers.
He said the Renewable Energy Ministry is putting out a plan for the same thing. India must work towards the production of hydrogen energy in order to be able to export in addition to domestic consumption.
He hoped that the two-day conference starting November 24th will be able to discuss future challenges for hydrogen energy and find solutions.
Around 200 participants from 60 organizations from India and three international experts from Germany; Japan and Sweden are attending the conference. The conference would highlight the tremendous developments that have taken place in the country in the hydrogen field in recent years.
The conference technical committee selected 29 papers, including 3 papers from foreign authors, which will be discussed during the conference.