Jorhat: With an eye on the Green Hydrogen economy, India’s first pure green hydrogen plant was commissioned at Oil India Limited’s Jorhat Pump Station in Assam today.
The 99.999% pure Green Hydrogen pilot plant was commissioned today in a record time of 3 months and has an installed capacity of 10 kg per day. The plant produces Green Hydrogen from the electricity generated by the existing 500 kW Solar plant using a 100 kW Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) Electrolyser array. The use of AEM technology is being used for the first time in India.
Sushil Chandra Mishra, Chairman and Managing Director, OIL, inaugurated the plant in the presence of Harish Madhav, Director (Finance) and Prasanta Borkakoty, Resident Chief Executive of the company.
This plant is expected to increase its production of green hydrogen from 10 kg per day to 30 kg per day in future. The company has initiated a detailed study in collaboration with IIT Guwahati on the blending of Green Hydrogen with Natural Gas and its effect on the existing infrastructure of OIL. The company also plans to study use cases for commercial applications of the blended fuel.
– global bihari bureau