International Seminar on Hydrogen-The fuel of the future is here

STEAG Energy Services (India) in association with the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), International Solar Alliance and GIZ organised an International Seminar on “Hydrogen-the fuel of the future is here” on 27 January 2023 at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi.

India is prioritising Green Hydrogen as a potential solution for the de-carbonisation of hard-to-abate sectors and the Government of India has recently announced a package of Rs. 19,744 crores for funding initiatives as part of the National Green Hydrogen Mission. Therefore, the seminar was aimed at sharing knowledge and experiences at the international and national level in all aspects of hydrogen as a fuel and discussing the way forward, for expanding the hydrogen ecosystem, amongst various stakeholders.

About 240 participants attended the seminar including delegates from CEA, NTPC, policymakers, renewable energy developers, contractors, large industrial consumers, oil and gas companies, electrolyser manufacturers, technology providers, grid operators, researchers, consultants, and investors. The deliberations made during the seminar will surely help stakeholders in deciding the way forward in the exciting journey towards a hydrogen economy.

Emphasising the goals to be achieved by India, Dr. Winfried Damm, Head Energy Division, GIZ India in his inaugural speech said, “100 GW per year additional renewable energy capacity is required to achieve India’s goal of 10 MM tonnes of green hydrogen and 500 GW renewables by 2030”.

Following the inaugural, technical sessions were held on topics such as “Regulatory and Financial Issues” wherein Mr. Tobias Winter, Director, Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF-SO), presented on certified sustainability criteria for green hydrogen exports to Europe. The sessions hosted notable speakers from NITI Aayog, IOCL, Fraunhofer Germany, Toshiba, JSW, IHI from Japan, KfW Development Bank, IIT Mumbai, Greenko Group & STEAG Germany.