Formed in April 2021, the Indian Hydrogen Alliance (IH2A) is dedicated to the creation of a hydrogen value-chain and economy in India as the country strives to achieve a target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2070, a goal which was laid out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the COP26 climate summit.
Currently the third largest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world today, following China and the US, India needs to start moving now – and IH2A aims to greatly support this. An industry-led coalition of global and Indian companies, IH2A works with private sector partners, the government, and the public to ensure that costs of hydrogen production are brought down, and a local supply chain for hydrogen and industrial, power and transport sector demand is created.
IH2A hit the ground running this year (2022), having asked the Government of India for a $1bn hydrogen economy development fund, a public-private hydrogen taskforce and the creation of 10 national BharatH2 clusters as it looks to support a decarbonised future.
Here, in this exclusive interview, H2 View speaks to IH2A’s Secretariat about the formation of the alliance, India’s withstanding hydrogen economy, hopes for the future and the newly requested support from government.
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