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By Nidhi Verma
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Reliance Industries Ltd plans to provide blue hydrogen at a “aggressive value” of about $1.2-$1.5 per kg because it repurposes its $4-billion gasification property, the conglomerate stated in a presentation.
Owned by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, Reliance has prior to now 12 months unveiled plans to cut back its dependence on its mainstay oil-to-chemicals enterprise and invested in clear vitality initiatives to burnish its inexperienced credentials.
Reliance will initially use syngas, produced by petcoke gasifies, to make blue hydrogen for it Jamnagar complicated in western Gujarat state, till inexperienced hydrogen’s value comes down, it stated within the presentation launched late on Friday.
Hydrogen produced from and which eliminates emissions by capturing and storing the emitted carbon is known as blue hydrogen. Inexperienced Hydrogen is extracted from water utilizing electrolysis powered by renewable vitality.
“Within the interim, until value of inexperienced hydrogen comes down, RIL could be the primary mover to ascertain a hydrogen ecosystem, with minimal incremental funding, in India,” it stated.
Ambani, who needs to maneuver his group to net-zero carbon emissions by 2035, final month introduced plans to take a position 5.95 trillion rupees ($79 billion) to arrange inexperienced vitality initiatives together with a 100 gigawatt renewable vitality energy plant.
The corporate operates the world’s greatest refining complicated at Jamanagar.
“Subsequently, as hydrogen from syngas is changed by inexperienced hydrogen, all the syngas shall be transformed to chemical substances.”
Ambani needs to provide inexperienced hydrogen at $1 per kg earlier than the flip of this decade.
($1 = 75.3188 Indian rupees)
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