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R K Singh, Union power minister, said Wednesday that the government had held talks with several countries, including Japan and Germany, about future hydrogen exports from India.
Singh is also the minister of new and renewable energies (MNRE). He stated that India aims to produce 20 million tonnes (MT) green hydrogen by 2030.
“We have the fastest growing renewable energy capacity and the largest in the world, and that is what is needed for green hydrogen…We have already had discussions with several countries who will be importing hydrogen such as Germany and Japan. He stated that our goal is to produce 20 MT of green hydrogen by 2030.
Minister expressed confidence in India’s potential to be a world leader in green hydrogen.
India and Germany have signed a joint declaration on India-German hydrogen task force.
In May 2022, Singh, the power minister, and Germany’s minister of economic affairs signed the agreement.
The agreement will see the establishment of an Indo-German green hydrogen task force. This task force will be responsible for strengthening mutual cooperation in the production, utilisation and storage of green hydrogen. It will also help to create enabling frameworks that can be used to develop standards and regulations, as well as trade and joint research and design projects.