After state-owned Oil India Ltd commissioned India’s first 99.999 per cent pure green hydrogen pilot project in Assam, Vivaan Solar-backed Hygenco announced the installation of the country’s first-of-its-kind off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) based green hydrogen pilot project in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.
Commenting on the significant development, Amit Bansal, Co-Founder & CEO of Hygenco, said “we are proud to install India’s first truly green hydrogen plant and be a part of India’s mission to produce five million tonnes of green hydrogen annually by 2030. This pilot plant will be part of our R&D Center of Excellence in hydrogen technologies.”
The Gurugram-headquartered company said that this hydrogen plant is 100 per cent green by being fully independent of the grid (or backed by fossil power) and aligned with the country’s Atmanirbhar vision of becoming self-reliant for its energy needs by demonstrating cost-competitive production of green hydrogen.
Bansal further added that “we hope to provide clean and affordable hydrogen for end-use industries in the country and facilitate in their journey to decarbonise operations.”
The pilot project, located around 60 km from Ujjain, commenced trial operations on March 31, 2022, and was fully commissioned by April 15, 2022.
The company has harnessed the renewable power-rich location for solar as well as wind-based power generation.
Also, its state-of-the-art and the fully autonomous plant has been controlled by an advanced Energy Management and Control System (EMCS), which monitors hundreds of parameters such as solar PV generation, state of charge, as well as hydrogen generation, pressure, temperature, purities from electrolyser and makes autonomous real-time decisions to achieve high efficiencies
Besides, the technology enables the company to augment the hydrogen yield and deliver cost-competitive hydrogen to the end clients.
Meanwhile, the company design, engineer, optimize and commission end-to-end Green Hydrogen and Green Ammonia assets on Build-Own-Operate (BOO) and Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) basis.
SOURCE: energetica INDIA