Rising Demand for Hydrogen in Transportation Critical for India’s Energy Transition, Says ISA DG

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International Solar Alliance (ISA) Director General Ajay Mathur has stated that rising demand for hydrogen in the transportation industry will play a crucial role in India’s energy transition.


Mathur highlighted hydrogen’s non-toxicity and adaptability to existing petrol or diesel infrastructure as essential components for the shift towards renewable energy. Speaking at the India Energy Storage Week (IESW) 2023 in New Delhi, Mathur acknowledged that the lack of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure remained a significant hurdle. However, he suggested that the current petrol or diesel infrastructure could be used for selling hydrogen.

Abhay Bakre, Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), added that the amendment to the Energy Conservation Act had enabled the Indian government to launch the carbon trading scheme, which is an important element for promoting green hydrogen in the country.


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