Biohydrogen and India’s green hydrogen pathway

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Environment Conservation   Source: DTE  Context: The article discusses the role of biohydrogen in India’s green hydrogen pathway. It also discusses the industrial interest in biogas reforming, which converts biogas into environmentally friendly chemicals like syngas or bio-hydrogen.    The key difference between biohydrogen and green hydrogen is in their sources …

Novel catalyst offers to make hydrogen more viable as a fuel

Facts For Prelims Source: The Hindu   Context: Researchers at IIT Mandi have developed a novel carbon-based catalyst to make water electrolysis more efficient. Water electrolysis is the process of choice to produce ‘green hydrogen ‘thus making it more significant.   About water electrolysis: In water electrolysis, water molecules are split into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity inside …

Green hydrogen is not a holy grail of the energy transition

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Infrastructure/Environment   Source: DTE  Context: According to a new report, contrary to its spotless reputation, green hydrogen is not the key to the energy transition.   Green hydrogen: It involves splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity from renewable energy sources like sunlight/wind. It accounted for only 0.04% of globally …

Centre clears ₹19,744-crore Green Hydrogen Mission

GS Paper 2   Source: The Hindu   Context: Union Cabinet has approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission, which is aimed at making India the global hub for the production of green hydrogen Expected Mission Outcomes: Development of Green Hydrogen Production Capacity of at least 5 MMT (Million Metric Tonne) per annum Renewable energy capacity …

India is all set to go for its first waste-to-hydrogen project

GS Paper 3   Syllabus: Conservation-related issues. Source: DTE   Context: Hydrogen generated at a facility in Pune will be utilized locally to help the city lower its emissions, and manage waste optimally. Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has collaborated with business management consultant The Green Billions (TGBL) to manage its waste and generate it into useable …

Betting on green hydrogen to fulfil energy needs is‘ risky’

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Science and Technology and Environmental Conservation   Source: D2E Direction: Have basic notes on ‘Green Hydrogen’ esp. those giving Mains this time   Context: As per the study published in the journal Nature Energy, Green hydrogen would likely supply less than 1 per cent of final energy globally by 2035.    What …

[MISSION 2022] Insights SECURE 2022 : Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 5 April 2022

    Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  MISSION – 2022: YEARLONG TIMETABLE Join IPM 4.0 to get an assured review of 2 secure answers everyday   General Studies – 1 Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and …

Harnessing green hydrogen’s potential will play a key role in tackling critical energy challenges and also in ensuring non-fossil fuel-based energy. Discuss. (250 words)

Topic: Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization, of resources, growth, development and employment   5. Harnessing green hydrogen’s potential will play a key role in tackling critical energy challenges and also in ensuring non-fossil fuel-based energy. Discuss. (250 words)   Difficulty level: Easy Reference: Indian Express    Why the question: The ongoing tensions …

SANSAD TV: PERSPECTIVE- GREEN HYDROGEN

Introduction: The government unveiled the first part of the much-awaited National Hydrogen Policy. Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister RK Singh said the government is targeting production of 5 million tonnes of green hydrogen by 2030.The policy allows free inter-state wheeling of renewable energy used in the production of green hydrogen and ammonia as …

India and the Green Hydrogen Potential:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.   Context: India, being a tropical country, has a significant edge in green hydrogen production due to its favourable geographic conditions and abundant natural resources. Producing hydrogen from renewables in India is likely to be cheaper than producing it from natural gas.   Need for: The vast …

Insights into Editorial: A budget for inclusive and sustainable growth

Context: After a growth-depressing FY21, advance estimates suggest India is likely to grow at 9.2% in FY22. Next year, the IMF thinks India could grow 8.5%. But unequal growth will undermine consumer demand and exacerbate social instability. If rising inequality is one challenge, environmental sustainability is another. Economic development requires sound foundations. Universal access to …

Insights into Editorial: Boosting green hydrogen

      Context: Prime Minister Modi recently announced that India would aim for net-zero carbon emissions by 2070. The announcement was given credence by the country’s solar achievements since 2015. India is the only major economy whose policies and actions are on track to limit global average temperature rise below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, …

Hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas (HCNG):

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Infrastructure- energy.   Context: . There is an increased push for adopting “Hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas (HCNG).” This comes in the backdrop of India’s National Hydrogen Energy Mission in the works, which may mandate fertilizer, steel and petrochemicals industries to shift to green hydrogen use.   Background: The Bureau of Indian …

Green Hydrogen:

GS Paper 3: Topics Covered: Infrastructure- energy.   Context: The Narendra Modi government’s National Hydrogen Mission is kick-starting with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) floating a global tender to set up green hydrogen generation units at two of its big refineries in North India. IOCL is India’s largest commercial undertaking, operating the largest number of refineries …