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India offers ₹50 crore each to four hydrogen valleys: Pune, Jodhpur, Bhubaneshwar, Kerala

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The Government of India has approved funding of ₹50 crore each over five years to four Hydrogen Valleys coming up in the country: Pune, Jodhpur, Bhubaneshwar and Kerala. 

The approval was granted by the Department of Science and Technology under the Union Ministry of Science and Technology and was based "on the merits and preparedness of the recommended hydrogen valley innovation clusters (HVIC)," a senior government official told reporters on condition of anonymity. 

The four selected HVICs all have different application focus for hydrogen.  

  • The Pune HVIC will use bioethanol and electrolyzer to generate hydrogen and target the fine chemicals and mobility industries. 
  • The Jodhpur HVIC will use biomass and electrolyzer to generate hydrogen and also produce ammonia. The HCIV will target applications in internal combustion engines and city-gas blending. 
  • The Bhubaneshwar HVIC will generate hydrogen through electrolyzer and and target the steel and mobility sectors. 
  • The Kerala HVIC will use biomass and electrolyzer pathways for hydrogen generation with applications focused on shipping and roadways. 

India is aiming to generate 5 million tonnes of green hydrogen capacity by 2030. 

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