Nippon Sanso Holdings Corporation’s (NSHD) US-based company, Matheson, awarded the contract for the supply of hydrogen and co-product steam, from Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL), a public sector affiliate of the Government of India.

Set to be streamed in 2025, the 285 tonnes of hydrogen is set to be supplied to NRL’s refinery units at Numaligarh, with the engineering and construction of the plant being fulfilled by Larsen & Toubro Limited.

The project supports the Numaligarh Refinery Expansion Project (NREP), the Indian Government’s Northeast development initiative.

Earlier this year, Howden signed a contract to supply hydrogen compression technology for NREP, its hydrogen rich gas compressor contributing to some carbon emissions from the refinery.

Read more: Hydrogen compressor to be used in Indian refinery expansion

Toshihiko Hamada, NSHD President CEO, said, “This will strengthen NSHD’s presence in the growth segment of South and Southeast Asia and establish our Global HYCO operations in India.”

India has plans to manufacture five million tonnes of green hydrogen per annum by 2030 and not just meet its own climate objectives but become a production and export hub for the clean fuel.

The world’s third-largest energy consuming country is already embracing renewable energy, its solar power sector is moving forward, and data suggests coal’s hold over India’s power sector is steadily loosening.

It is becoming ever clearer that the entire green hydrogen ecosystem requires alignment. Hydrogen’s potential, performance, and safety are proven. Green hydrogen is widely accepted as a core pathway to Net Zero, yet the key levers in the transition are not yet in-sync.

For these reasons, H2 View is launching An Ecosystem for Green Hydrogen, a two and a half day summit in Reykjavík, Iceland on February 28 to March 2, 2023, devoted to thought leadership, insights, and actionable takeaways for the green hydrogen ecosystem.

In a world full of distractions and technical overload, we need inspiring places to refresh our minds and bodies. The power of Iceland lies in its nature, culture, and energy. These elements serve as the perfect backdrop for a memorable and effective event at the world renowned Harpa Centre.

The summit promises to tackle all sides of the energy ecosystem, from wind and solar power requirements, through to additionality, water sustainability, electrolyser technologies, and the investment and policy climate. The 2.5 day event is split over six sessions, delegates will hear from speakers representing all strands of the hydrogen value chain in a bid to unravel key issues in the industry, and where it can make some headway.

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