GAIL (India) Ltd plans to develop India’s largest proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer in Guna, Madhya Pradesh, by the end of 2023.
The PEM-based project will produce 4.3 tonnes of green hydrogen per day (about 10 MW capacity), which will be blended with natural gas for industrial supplies. Hydrogen is the newest energy boom.
You can get hydrogen from coal gasification, methane in natural gas (blue hydrogen), or by utilizing renewable energy to split water in an electrolyzer (green hydrogen). Green hydrogen emits no carbon and is the cleanest. GAIL was granted a contract to build one of India’s largest PEM electrolyzers.
The renewable energy plant would be erected at GAIL’s Vijaipur Complex in Guna District, Madhya Pradesh. The project’s goal is to create 4.3 metric tonnes of hydrogen per day (about 10 MW) at 99.99999% purity.
A vendor with a domestic value addition of over 50% has been awarded the project, which is expected to be completed by November 2023. The corporation did not disclose the project’s cost or other specifics.