International Conference on Green Hydrogen (ICGH) 2023

The International Conference on Green Hydrogen (ICGH-2023) took place from 5 to 7 July 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, organized by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) in collaboration with various partners. The conference, inaugurated by Union Minister Shri R. K. Singh, witnessed significant participation with over 2,700 registrations and contributions from more than 135 speakers.

During the event, a CEO roundtable chaired by Shri R. K Singh, Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy, provided a platform to explore potential opportunities within India's green hydrogen ecosystem. 

The Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi conveyed a message emphasising the conference's role in fostering a green hydrogen ecosystem and addressing climate change challenges. The Prime Minister highlighted the crucial role of green hydrogen in sustainable growth and decarbonisation.

India's ambition to become a global green hydrogen hub was underscored in the Union budget of 2023, allocating 19,700 crores for the green hydrogen mission. The mission aims to produce at least 5 million metric tonnes (MMT) of Green Hydrogen annually by 2030, with potential growth to 10 MMT per annum through export markets. It also focuses on developing infrastructure for storage and delivery of green hydrogen and its derivatives.

Mr. Rolf Behrndt, Senior Hydrogen Advisor, GIZ Germany, presented three tools developed by GIZ India during the conference:

 1. Market Study and Location Assessment for Green Ammonia Production - This study assesses the commercial feasibility of a 1000 TPD green ammonia production plant in India, recognizing green ammonia production as one of the initial commercially viable applications of green hydrogen due to its various use cases.

2. Tool for Identification of Locations for Hydrogen Hubs in India - This tool analyses and maps logistics and storage infrastructure for green hydrogen and its derivatives across India.

3. Cost Modeling Tool for Production of Green Ammonia in India - The model calculates the cost of green ammonia and green fertilisers, considering the configuration of renewable plants across India.

The session on Green Financing, chaired by Mr. Tobias Winter, Director, IGEF-SO, addressed financial challenges and opportunities for green hydrogen projects in India. Panelists discussed potential financing mechanisms and investment models to accelerate the growth of the green hydrogen economy. 

The 3-day mega event featured plenary talks, expert panel discussions, and technical deliberations, focusing on establishing a Green Hydrogen ecosystem and catalysing a systemic approach to meet global decarbonisation goals through Green Hydrogen. 

During the Green Financing session, panelists shared their insightful knowledge.

Panelists sharing insightful knowledge during the session on Green Hydrogen Valleys at the ICGH 2023.