Deputy Editor M Ramesh walks us through the green hydrogen standard announced by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and India’s ambitious deep-sea mission.
The Green Hydrogen Standards set by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, to be unveiled on 18 August 2023, marks a major step forward for India in terms of sustainable energy.
The video explores the implications of the announcement, detailing the conditions under which hydrogen produced in India will be classified as “green” under strict emission thresholds.
The standard, which requires emissions to remain below two grams of carbon dioxide equivalent per kilogram of hydrogen, applies to water electrolysis and biomass processing methods, excluding hydrogen production by microbial processes.
The article turns to India’s deep-sea missions, highlighting the country’s quest to acquire key minerals necessary for the energy transition.
India has set aside a large area in the central Indian Ocean Basin for mineral exploration. Polymetallic nodules, rich in precious metals such as copper, manganese, cobalt and nickel, will play a key role in India’s quest for sustainable energy.
The three-phase mission, scheduled to launch in January 2024, aims to discover these resources through deep-sea collection and analysis.
This paper examines the factors influencing India’s position in the global green hydrogen market, balancing stringent emission standards with global market competitiveness. Written by Ramesh, this article paints a comprehensive picture of India’s steps towards a green energy future.
This video explores the impact of green hydrogen standards and the potential for deep-sea mineral collection.
Moderator: M Ramesh; Video: Siddharth MC