India announces green hydrogen standard

Last Saturday (August 19), India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced its definition for green hydrogen, outlining the emissions threshold of the clean energy carrier.

Encompassing both electrolyser- and biomass-based hydrogen production methods, the definition takes a “well-to-gate” approach, taking water treatment, electrolysis, gas purification, drying and compression into account.

Setting the carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) limit to no more than 2kg per kg of hydrogen, the MNRE has revealed it will establish methodology for measurement, reporting, monitoring, on-site verification and certification of green hydrogen and its derivatives.

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