GREEN HYDROGEN STANDARD (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 - Infrastructure)

News-CRUX-10     21st August 2023        
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Context: In a significant move for the progress of the National Green Hydrogen Mission, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified the Green Hydrogen Standard for India. 

Key Points

  • The standard issued outlines the emission thresholds that must be met in order for hydrogen produced to be classified as ‘Green’, i.e., from renewable sources. 
  • The scope of the definition encompasses both electrolysis-based and biomass-based hydrogen production methods.
  • The Ministry defined Green Hydrogen as having a well-to-gate emission (i.e., including water treatment, electrolysis, gas purification, drying and compression of hydrogen) of not more than 2 kg CO2 equivalent / kg H2.
  • A detailed methodology for measurement, reporting, monitoring, on-site verification, and certification of green hydrogen and its derivatives shall be specified by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.
  • The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power shall be the Nodal Authority for accreditation of agencies for the monitoring, verification and certification for Green Hydrogen production projects.