The India Green Hydrogen Roadmap white paper has been prepared as a voluntary initiative, bringing together global developments with inputs from multi-stakeholders. It focusses on policy and partnership approaches with energy industry members, government stakeholders and energy experts that will help create a green hydrogen economy in India over the next two decades.
The report proposes a target of four percent for hydrogen energy in the national energy mix by 2030 and 10 national development-stage projects. It also proposes a set of eight recommendations covering policy measures, funding mechanisms and public-private partnerships to build a strong manufacturing position for India within the emerging global hydrogen supply chain and help decarbonise key sectors.
The eight recommendations in the India Green Hydrogen Economy Roadmap, prepared after public-private consultations, include:
- National Hydrogen Policy and Roadmap by 2021 to be prepared
- Creation of IndiaH2 Hydrogen Taskforce and Workgroups to implement roadmap
- Green Hydrogen Investment Fund of $100 million to be deployed through 2025, with a larger Hydrogen Fund to be raised for 2025-2030
- National aspiration for 4 percent hydrogen share in national energy mix by 2030
- Inter-ministerial hydrogen government body for adherence to global harmonised standards
- Green hydrogen production and use cases in key regions, with some coal-gasification and gas-powered grey hydrogen projects as interim step
- Ten potential IndiaH2 national projects identified including 10,000 hydrogen-powered heavy-duty truck fleet and infrastructure on Delhi–Mumbai Industrial Corridor; IndiaH2 industrial clusters in ports, logistics, steel, fertiliser, mining sectors; municipal bio-gas hydrogen projects
- Fiscal incentives for large-scale national H2 projects and formation of industry consortia