In a LinkedIn post, the company claimed that the project was a ‘first’ for India and is hoped to demonstrate the potential of using blended hydrogen to decarbonise residential areas.

According to the Economic Times, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) approved 5% blending of green hydrogen with PNG for the project, with potential for the blending level to be raised up to 20% in the future.

The announcement comes after NTPC revealed it had signed an agreement with Gujarat Gas (GGL) last April (2022) to kickstart the project.

Read more: NTPC signs a new agreement with Gujarat Gas to introduce a green hydrogen blending project to India

H2 View understands the hydrogen being used for the trial is produced via electrolysis from a pre-existing 1MW floating solar project.

The announcement comes as reports begin to circle that the Indian Government is set to unveil a tranche of funding and incentives in line with pursing its National Hydrogen Mission.

Read more: Indian PM unveils National Hydrogen Mission to cut emissions


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