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Hydrogen: The key to a carbon free future?

Trade Promotion Council of India is organising an interactive webinar on “Hydrogen: The key to a carbon free future?” organized by the Trade Promotion Council of India on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm IST.


Climate change is inevitably one of the most perilous man made challenges of the 21st century, with expectations of a severe economic fallout. For example, frequent cyclones will hamper global shipping, while the rise in sea levels will have an adverse impact on marine ecology; thereby hurting seafood exports. The Swiss Re Institute warns that if global temperatures rise by 3.2°C, it could dent 18% of GDP of the global economy.


To combat climate change, countries across the world are exploring various forms of renewable energy. Green hydrogen (produced using renewable energy) and blue hydrogen (made from natural gas) are regarded as the latest arsenal in this global fight.


Reckoned as the most abundant element in nature, hydrogen has multifarious applications – ranging from transportation and marine sectors to refineries of petroleum and the steel and fertiliser industries. In case of India, according to an estimate by TERI, demand for hydrogen in India is expected to increase 3-10 fold by 2050.

India aspires to become a global leader in the production and exports of hydrogen over the next few years. In addition to the National Hydrogen Mission, it is mulling a proposal to make it mandatory for user industries like oil refineries and fertiliser manufacturers and subsequently steel and transportation to produce/procure green hydrogen.

While the government’s ambition has to be lauded, there are a number of challenges associated with the use of green and blue hydrogen in India. These pertain to lack of adequate technology, storage, transportation, development of new materials, electrolysis, safety standards and regulatory regime. This webinar will delve into these challenges, what a shift to a hydrogen-based economy entails for Indian industry and the exciting opportunities that this sector presents going forward.

Key takeaways:

• Role of the National Hydrogen Energy Mission in addressing threats posed by climate change.

• Various industrial applications of green & blue hydrogen, how will a hydrogen economy impact Indian industry?

• Challenges associated with production & adoption of green and blue hydrogen in India.

• Roadmap for India to become a leading producer and exporter of green hydrogen.

• Business and investment opportunities in India and learnings from international best practices.


Following is a detail of the esteemed participants in the webinar:

• Gopal Krishna Agarwal, National Spokesperson – Economic Affairs, BJP (Keynote speaker)

• Sturle Pedersen, Chairman of the Board, Greenstat Hydrogen India Pvt Ltd

• Umesh Sahdev, Executive Chairman, Hydrogenium Resources Pvt Ltd

• Prof Shirish S Garud, Director, Renewable Energy Technologies, TERI


The session will be moderated by Ms. Nikhaar Gogna, Executive Officer, Trade Promotion Council of India.

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Hydrogen: The key to a carbon free future?

28 October, 2021


Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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