Ohmium International, a renewable energy start-up based in the United States, announced that its India affiliate has opened India’s first green hydrogen electrolyzer gigafactory in Bengaluru.
The gigafactory will produce Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) hydrogen electrolyzers built in India, with an initial production capacity of 500 MW per year and a capacity of 2 GW per year.
The announcement comes as major companies such as Adani, Reliance Industries, IOC, NTPC, and Gail India have expressed interest in participating in India’s green hydrogen roadmap.
Ohmium Investor Pashupathy Gopalan said, “The company is already in talks with various state-run majors and private entities interested on hydrogen projects for supply of electrolyzers from our electrolyzer gigafactory in Karnataka.”
The PEM hydrogen electrolyzer is the most important piece of equipment for producing green hydrogen since it breaks water into hydrogen and oxygen using renewable energy. The start-up has created technologies that can be scaled up and dispersed.
The company stated that it will provide an end-to-end solution within the country, reducing reliance on imports for this critical equipment.
“All of our products are modular, high-performing, and cost-effective. This assures that they may be used to create levelized hydrogen costs, which will help India’s economy grow,” said Arne Ballantine, Ohmium’s chief executive officer and co-founder.