Latest Hydrogen News in India May'21

9 June, 2021

Latest Hydrogen News from around India

  1. 6 Point Agenda of India H2 Alliance: For creating a domestic ‘Bharat H2’ supply chain and to build hydrogen systems at scale. IH2A was recently launched as a new energy transition coalition, to support commercialisation of hydrogen technologies and systems to build net-zero carbon pathways in India. 
  2. Hydrogen in Aviation: A complete hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system can hold three to five times more energy than the equivalent mass battery electric system. Properly designed, it weighs less and is more compact than an equivalent battery-electric system, particularly for longer-range applications beyond 50-60 miles, he adds.
  3. Electric Vehicles: The Delhi High Court has directed the Government of India to consider including hydrogen fuel cell-based electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen refueling stations under the ambit of the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME-II) program.
  4. Solutions by Tractabel: Electrolysis, Compression, Gas treatment Plants (purification, dehydration, etc.), Hydrogen Storage (pressurized, underground), Liquefaction Pipelines, Hydrogen Refueling Stations, Fuel Cells, Methanation, Steam Methane Reforming, Gasification Oxygen & Heat management etc.
  5. Projection Reports: According to a white paper titled ‘India’s Energy Transition Towards A Green Hydrogen Economy’, India should aspire to have at least 4 percent of its energy demands by hydrogen by 2030. “This would represent about 13 MMT of hydrogen demand by 2030 and is comparable to the 17 MMT being targeted by the US and 15 MMT by EU. A national hydrogen demand of 13 MMT by 2030 represents about 10 percent of India’s total hydrogen potential by 2040,”
  6. Bharat Ratna Professor Rao’s research on hydrogen can change the energy scenario in the country in the coming times and green hydrogen can emerge as a great alternative to energy in which There will be adequate storage facilities.
  7. Hydrogen Trucks: Studies conducted by ORNL also claim that “hydrogen fuel cells contain a higher amount of energy-per-unit mass than a lithium battery or diesel fuel”. Simply put, this enables a long-haul, heavy-duty truck to pack more energy without the added weight that would come from a lithium ion-sourced energy equivalent.

24 February, 2024

Byju’s, once heralded as a flagship in India’s edtech sector, is grappling with severe financial and operational challenges, marked by a dramatic valuation drop. The company, which sought to stabilize its operations and finances, is now raising funds at a valuation significantly lower than its peak. This development comes amid efforts to address a substantial debt burden, with Byju’s proposing a repayment plan for its $1.2 billion loan. Investor confidence appears shaken, with some stakeholders pushing for drastic changes in leadership to navigate the crisis effectively. The turmoil reflects broader sectoral pressures and raises questions about the sustainability of high-growth trajectories in the edtech industry

10 February, 2024

Australia’s energy market is witnessing significant transitions and investments aimed at bolstering renewable energy infrastructure and securing gas supplies. Key developments include a $179 million investment by the Queensland Government for community battery projects, Santos’ $5.7 billion gas pipeline project following a legal battle win, and a $206 million energy savings package for NSW households. Additionally, the Australian government has secured new gas supply deals to support the east coast market, emphasizing the role of gas in transitioning to a renewable grid.

India 2024
9 February, 2024

The latest opinion polls, including the Mood of the Nation survey by India Today, predict a comfortable victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP and its allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with a projected win of 335 Lok Sabha seats in the 2024 general elections. This forecast suggests a slight decrease from the 2019 elections but still ensures a majority. The survey, involving interviews with over 149,000 respondents, reflects Modi’s enduring popularity based on his nationalist policies and economic reforms. Other polls echo these findings, although seat projections vary slightly. The opposition INDIA alliance is expected to secure a significant number of seats, yet not enough to challenge the NDA’s majority. These predictions highlight a political landscape that remains largely favorable to Modi and the BJP as the election approaches