India launches tender for green steel and iron production

The Indian Government has announced an auction of Rs. 455 crore ($54m) to advance the use of hydrogen in the steel and iron sector.

MECON, the Scheme Implementing Agency (SIA), has invited a Request for Proposal (RFP) for hydrogen injection in direct reduced iron (DRI) pilot plants fully using hydrogen, existing blast furnaces to reduce coal consumption and existing DRI vertical shafts to partially substitute natural gas to maximise hydrogen.

Bidders will have to consider the costs of hydrogen production, with green hydrogen expected to be required from the final implementation stage.

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