Under a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Rajasthan, Jakson Green intends to establish a green hydrogen and ammonia plant with a production capacity of up to 3.6 million tonnes per year.

H2 View understands the plant will integrate a hybrid renewable power complex, with intentions to see construction take place between 2023 and 2028.

Jakson Green is the energy transition arm of infrastructure and renewables company, Jakson Group, which recently announced intentions to become a leading develop and integrator of green hydrogen and ammonia.

Commenting on the Rajasthan plans, Bikesh Ogra, Founding Promoter, Managing Director, and CEO of Jakson Green, said, “We are extremely delighted to partner with the State of Rajasthan in developing one of the most realistically sized early green ammonia projects in the country.

“We truly appreciate the Government of Rajasthan for this partnership and for demonstrating their vision in positioning the state as a favoured green hydrogen hub by extending their utmost co-operation to our project.”

Jakson Green’s plans follow on from Avaada Group’s August (2022) announcement that it hopes to build a green ammonia facility in Kota, Rajasthan.

Read more: Avaada Group to develop green ammonia plant in Rajasthan

Backing the anticipated plant, Bhaskar Sawant, Principal Secretary of Energy for the Government of Rajasthan, added, “It has been proved again that Rajasthan is the most ideal destination for investments in the new energy transition. This agreement with Jakson Green is further testimony to the state’s investor centric policies.”

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