Powering Tomorrow with Green Hydrogen - India’s ‘SUNRISE SECTOR’

The Make in India Mittelstand hosted a webinar “Powering Tomorrow with Green Hydrogen - India’s Sunrise Sector” on 26 October 2023, featuring distinguished speakers from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Invest India, and the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF-SO), among others. The webinar provided comprehensive insights into green hydrogen, India's burgeoning 'sunrise sector,' and the myriad opportunities the country holds for German companies. 

Dr. Dinesh Antil, First Secretary (Economic & Commerce) & ITOU, Embassy of India Berlin, set the tone for the webinar, outlining the significance and potential of India's Green Hydrogen sector. Mr. Ajay Yadav, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), delivered a presentation on “India’s Green Hydrogen Mission – Opportunities for German Investors”, providing valuable insights into potential collaborations and investment prospects within the context of the National Green Hydrogen Mission. Subsequently, Mr. Deepanshu Kaul Philip, Senior Investment Specialist at Invest India, shared his valuable insights on the subject of Green Hydrogen, specifically focusing on the recent developments in India. Mr. Tobias Winter, Director, IGEF-SO, provided insights into the topic of "Hydrogen Derivatives: Transport and Applications from the Perspective of German and Indian Companies”.

The webinar highlighted the global trend of nations embracing hydrogen as a pivotal element in transitioning away from fossil fuels. Green hydrogen,  generated through renewable energy sources, is playing a vital role in this global energy shift. India, with its ambitious targets for renewable energy adoption and commitment to carbon emission reduction, presents a highly promising market for green hydrogen technologies and applications. The recently approved National Green Hydrogen Mission in India aims to produce five million metric tons (MMT) of green hydrogen by 2030, supported by a favourable policy ecosystem and incentives.

Recognising the crucial role of hydrogen in diversifying  energy supply and achieving climate objectives, Germany is likely to increasingly depend on imports of green hydrogen. The partnership with India becomes pivotal in this context, given the surging demand for green hydrogen. 

Please find the webinar recording here.