According to Hindu Business Line, the agreement will see green hydrogen, produced from a 1MW floating solar project, blended with PNG in order to decarbonise residential areas with cooking set to use the clean energy carrier.

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This could be a key development in India’s hydrogen economy and could support the decarbonisation of households providing a basis for hydrogen to become more widely accepted.

It is initially expected that the percentage of hydrogen blended into the system will be around 5% and, after it is proved to be successful, it will be increased further.

Should this be regarded a successful project, it is likely further blending projects will be introduced to the country and also see an increase in production projects as demand for the clean energy carrier increases in the coming years.

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