Adani launches green hydrogen blending pilot in Gujarat

The project is scheduled for commissioning in the first quarter of 2024-25 and it targets a hydrogen blending rate of up to 8 percent or more.

Adani Total Gas Ltd (ATGL) has unveiled plans for a green hydrogen blending pilot initiative in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. This project aims to combine green hydrogen with natural gas to serve over 4,000 residential and commercial customers in the city.

Scheduled for commissioning in the first quarter of 2024-25, the project targets a hydrogen blending rate of up to 8 percent or more, pending regulatory approvals.

The pilot initiative will serve as a platform for ATGL to evaluate the practicality of green hydrogen in commercial applications and foster collaboration with various stakeholders to advance the emerging green hydrogen ecosystem in the country.

Suresh Manglani, Executive Director and CEO of ATGL, said, “We are fully committed towards building an environmentally sustainable operation and this project represents our ongoing dedication towards national infrastructure building for India to become energy independent by 2047.”

“This project will reduce our carbon footprint and by investing in such innovative projects, we are actively contributing to the evolution of the industry and driving progress in sustainable energy solutions”, added Manglani.

ATGL said that the hydrogen blending project could potentially reduce CO2 emissions by up to 4 per cent in residential and commercial Piped Natural Gas (PNG) usage scenarios.

Notably, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), the state-owned energy conglomerate of Indian Government, has already initiated hydrogen blending pilots in natural gas at various locations. Last year, NTPC took the lead in blending green hydrogen into the Piped Natural Gas network of Gujarat Gas Limited (GGL) at NTPC Kawas.

Last September, Adani Global Pte Ltd, a Singapore based wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Enterprises Ltd., announced a 50:50 joint venture with Kowa Holdings Asia for sales and marketing of green ammonia, green hydrogen and its derivatives.

Last month, there were reports indicating that Adani Enterprises intends to secure $4 billion from both domestic and international banks to finance its initiatives in green hydrogen. Spearheading these efforts, Adani New Industries Ltd is currently engaged in preliminary discussions with various lending institutions.

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