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. State-owned GAIL (India) Ltd will build India’s largest green hydrogen-making plant as it looks to supplement its natural gas business with carbon-free fuel.
. The company has floated a global tender to procure an electrolyser.
. It will take 12-14 months to put the plant adding
. The company has finalised 2-3 sites for the unit including one at Vijaipur in Madhya Pradesh.
. The plant planned is for 10MW capacity, the largest announced so far in the country.
. State electricity producer NTPC has announced a 5MW green hydrogen plant.
. The hydrogen Gail plans to produce can be sold to fertiliser units which as per government mandate are required to use hydrogen as fuel.

. India’s largest gas transporting and marketing company is also looking at newer avenues to boost business including pushing for use of LNG as fuel in long haul trucking.
. For India to achieve the target of raising the share of natural gas in the energy basket to 15 per cent gas usage by 2030 from current 6.2 per cent, gas consumption has to rise three and half times to 600 million standard cubic meters per day. And for this to happen, all sectors have to jump in.
. The government is pushing for use of LNG as fuel transport and mining sector.Tthe industry will set up 20 LNG dispensing stations on Golden Quadirateal by March 2022 and 500-600 outlets in 3-4 years. The ultimate target is 1,000 LNG stations.

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