DIBRUGARH: Oil India Limited (OIL), India’s second largest National Exploration & Production company, has taken the first significant step towards Green Hydrogen Economy in India with the commissioning of India’s first 99.999% pure Green Hydrogen pilot plant with an installed capacity of 10 kg per day at its Jorhat Pump Station on Wednesday. The plant was commissioned in a record time of 3 months.
Sushil Chandra Mishra, Chairman & Managing Director, inaugurated the plant in the presence of Harish Madhav, Director (Finance) and Prasanta Borkakoty, Resident Chief Executive of the company. The plant produces Green Hydrogen from the electricity generated by the existing 500kW Solar plant using a 100 kW Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) Electrolyser array. The use of AEM technology is being used for the first time in India.
Speaking on the occasion, Mishra said that the company has taken an important step towards fulfilling the vision of the Prime Minister for an Energy-Independent India. This plant is expected to increase its production of green hydrogen from 10 kg per day to 30 kg per day in future. The company has initiated a detailed study in collaboration with IIT Guwahati on blending of Green Hydrogen with Natural Gas and its effect on the existing infrastructure of OIL. The company also plans to study use cases for commercial applications of the blended fuel.