GAIL to set up large hydrogen electrolysers project in Madhya Pradesh

State run gas utility GAIL (India) Limited has awarded a contract to set up one of the largest Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) green hydrogen electrolysers in India. In line with the National Hydrogen Mission, the project would be installed at GAIL’s Vijaipur Complex, in Guna District of Madhya Pradesh, and would be based on renewable power.

The project has been designed to produce around 4.3 tonnes of hydrogen per day (about 10 megawatts (MW) capacity) with a purity of about 99.999 volume percent. It is scheduled to be commissioned by November 2023. In line with the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat, the project has been awarded to a vendor having domestic value addition of more than 50 per cent.

Earlier, in January 2022, GAIL had started India’s first-of-it’s-kind project of mixing hydrogen into natural gas system. Hydrogen blended natural gas is being supplied to one of GAIL’s joint venture (JV) company with HPCL- Avantika Gas Limited (AGL), which is a City Gas Distribution (CGD) company operating in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. So far, GAIL has been successful in blending upto 2 per cent  (in volume) hydrogen in natural gas in the CGD network. These initiatives reflect GAIL’s commitment to support a gas-based economy and to contribute towards India’s vision of a greener, cleaner, carbon-neutral and self-reliant future.

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