Renewable Power-to-X Training in New Delhi

The Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF-SO) and the Power-to-X (PtX) Hub jointly organised a three-day capacity building Power-to-X training course on Green Hydrogen and its derivatives in India from 20 – 22 March 2024 in New Delhi. 15 participants from the government, private sector, and academia participated in the training, which was facilitated by Dr. Deepak Yadav, Programme Lead at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), along with technical experts from GIZ, namely Mr. Krushna Kaant Gupta, Mr. Karan Arora and Mr. Kumar Abhishek.

The Renewable Power-to-X training course provided a comprehensive overview of the PtX value chain, exploring the potential of renewable PtX in future energy systems and economies. It covered crucial aspects such as PtX technologies, production processes, economics, and infrastructure, following the holistic approach of the PtX Hub’s Environmental, Economic, Social and Governance Framework (EESG).

Following an introduction to Renewable PtX by Dr. Deepak Yadav and insights into the PtX Hub India activities and philosophy by Mr. Karan Arora, the training delved into production pathways, evaluating downstream products like green ammonia and methanol. Economic aspects, including the cost development of electrolysers, green hydrogen, and PtX derivatives, were also examined.

The subsequent segment focused on the techno-economic criteria of infrastructure, emphasising transportation, storage, and trade of renewable PtX products. Participants explored sector-specific PtX demand markets and value chains, examining various pathways and business cases.

The following module addressed sustainability criteria for Renewable PtX, encompassing the EESG Framework, PtX sustainability within EESG, and the application of sustainability standards.

The concluding module discussed support policies and regulations for Renewable PtX, including policy recommendations, regulatory requirements, and strategies specific to renewable PtX. India’s National Green Hydrogen Mission, aiming to position India as a global hub for Green Hydrogen production, usage, and export, was also highlighted.

The three-day training concluded with an interactive Q&A segment, allowing participants to seek clarification, share insights, and engage in discussions. Trainers prompted participants to reflect on whether Green Hydrogen is merely a hype or a tangible reality, encouraging consideration of the complexities and potential realities of this emerging topic.

Participants from the academia, government and the private sector at the Basic Renewable PtX Training in New Delhi