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Green Hydrogen/ Green Ammonia Policy Notified

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  • February 18, 2022
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Green Hydrogen/ Green Ammonia Policy Notified

Part of: Prelims 

Context: Hydrogen and Ammonia are envisaged to be the future fuels to replace fossil fuels. Production of these fuels by using power from renewable energy, termed as green hydrogen and green ammonia, is one of the major requirements towards environmentally sustainable energy security of the nation. Government of India is taking various measures to facilitate the transition from fossil fuel / fossil fuel based feed stocks to green hydrogen / green ammonia.

  • Provide clean fuel to the common people of the country reducing dependence on fossil fuel
  • Reduce crude oil imports.
  • Emerge as an export Hub for Green Hydrogen and Green Ammonia. 
  • Promotes Renewable Energy (RE) generation as RE will be the basic ingredient in making green hydrogen. This in turn will help in meeting the international commitments for clean energy.

Hydrogen Fuel

  • Hydrogen does not occur freely in nature in useful quantities.
  • It can be made from natural gas or it can be made by passing electric current through water.
  • When hydrogen is burned, it only emits water vapour and carbon dioxide (CO2) is not produced. 
  • It is more efficient than internal combustion engine. 
  • Although hydrogen is a clean molecule, the process of extracting it is energy-intensive. Also, manufacturing hydrogen fuel based vehicle is expensive.

News Source: PIB

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