India plans green hydrogen pilot projects in shipping and steel

India has laid out plans to undertake pilot projects to use green hydrogen in the shipping and steel sectors, at a combined cost of Rs. 570 crores ($68.6m).

Both schemes, revealed by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), will see the pilot projects replace fossil fuels with green hydrogen and its derivatives.

The steel sector programme will look at using hydrogen in direct reduced ironmaking (DRI) processes, blast furnaces, and the substitution of fossil fuels with green hydrogen in a “gradual manner.”

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