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By Nidhi Verma
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Reliance Industries Ltd plans to supply blue hydrogen at a “aggressive price” of about $1.2-$1.5 per kg because it repurposes its $4-billion gasification belongings, the conglomerate mentioned in a presentation.
Owned by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, Reliance has prior to now yr unveiled plans to cut back its dependence on its mainstay oil-to-chemicals enterprise and invested in clear power 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 price comes down, it mentioned within the presentation launched late on Friday.
Hydrogen produced from and which eliminates emissions by capturing and storing the emitted carbon known as blue hydrogen. Inexperienced Hydrogen is extracted from water utilizing electrolysis powered by renewable power.
“Within the interim, until price of inexperienced hydrogen comes down, RIL may be the primary mover to determine a hydrogen ecosystem, with minimal incremental funding, in India,” it mentioned.
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 power initiatives together with a 100 gigawatt renewable power energy plant.
The corporate operates the world’s greatest refining complicated at Jamanagar.
“Subsequently, as hydrogen from syngas is changed by inexperienced hydrogen, your complete syngas can be transformed to chemical compounds.”
Ambani needs to supply inexperienced hydrogen at $1 per kg earlier than the flip of this decade.
($1 = 75.3188 Indian rupees)
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