Jorhat Green Hydrogen Pilot Plant
Oil India Limited (OIL) has commissioned India’s first commercial-grade green hydrogen production plant at Jorhat, Assam.
- To produce hydrogen, this plant will be using renewable energy from Oil India’s 500kW solar plant pump station.
- The produced hydrogen will be blended with natural gas to run hydrogen buses in the state of Assam.
- This newly commissioned pilot project has a daily production capacity of 10kg, which will be increased to 30kg per day.
- Green hydrogen has the potential of replacing fossil fuels.
About the plant
The plant has been commissioned in a record three months’ time. Green Hydrogen is being produced in the plant from the electricity that is generated by the existing 500kW Solar plant utilizing a 100 kW Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) Electrolyser array. This is the first time AEM technology is being used in India. This plant is a big step toward the country’s target of achieving energy independence.
Collaboration with IIT Guwahati
A detailed study in association with IIT Guwahati has been initiated by Oil India on the blending of Natural Gas and Green Hydrogen and its effect on the existing OIL infrastructure. There are plans by the company to study the commercial applications of blended fuel. When burned, hydrogen gas does not emit carbon dioxide and it can be used as a fuel in power generation, transportation, and industrial activities.
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