NEW DELHI–Renewable energy startup Ohmium International through its Indian subsidiary has launched India’s first Green Hydrogen Electrolyzer Gigafactory at Bengaluru.
The proton exchange membrane (PEM) hydrogen electrolyzer is at the heart of production of Green Hydrogen as it uses power generated from renewable resources to break water into hydrogen and oxygen. While a number of corporates have announced plans to produce green hydrogen, the manufacture of electrolyzer by Ohmium will ensure availability of end-to-end solution within the country and cut down dependence on imports for this key equipment.
Green Hydrogen, which is the pollution-free fuel of the future, is industry agnostic and will facilitate India’s transition to clean energy. With zero carbon footprint, the green hydrogen can be utilized for fertilizer production, refinery processing, steel production, conventional vehicle transportation with methanol blending, and direct hydrogen transportation in fuel-cell based vehicles. Green Hydrogen can also be stored and transported.
“We have developed technology which can be both distributed and scaled-up. Our products are modular, high performance and high value. This ensures that they can be utilized to achieve levelized costs of hydrogen which support the growth of India’s economy. Ohmium’s technology is leading edge PEM with the bulk of PEM development in India. Ohmium has established a Gigafactory which manufactures Indian-made PEM hydrogen electrolyzers. The factory has a capacity of manufacturing approximately ½ GW per year today. But, we can quickly expand that to 2 GW per year,” said Arne Ballantine, CEO & co-founder, Ohmium.