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Green Hydrogen Electrolyzers Production in India: L&T Partners with McPhy 

Here’s an article posted in Mercom India.

According to the article,

  • L&T partners with McPhy to produce green hydrogen electrolyzers in India
  • India aims to become one of the world’s biggest green hydrogen hubs
  • National Green Hydrogen Mission approved with an initial outlay of ₹197.44 billion (~$2.3 billion)

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Larsen & Toubro (L&T) is significantly involved in the development of green hydrogen technologies, reflecting its commitment to sustainable energy solutions. Here are some key activities and achievements:

Indigenous Electrolyser Production: In March 2024, L&T commissioned its first indigenously manufactured hydrogen electrolyser at its A M Naik Heavy Engineering Complex in Hazira, Gujarat. This development marks a significant milestone in L&T’s entry into the domestic manufacturing of electrolysers, which are crucial for the production of green hydrogen. The company plans to ramp up its capabilities, aiming to leverage its new giga-scale facility for meeting increasing demand​ (L&T India | Larsen & Toubro)​.

Partnership with HydrogenPro: L&T signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Norway-based HydrogenPro to establish a joint venture in India for Gigawatt-scale manufacturing of alkaline water electrolysers. This partnership aims to tap into the emerging market for green hydrogen, leveraging both companies’ strengths to set up a significant manufacturing base in India​ (L&T India | Larsen & Toubro)​.

Operational Green Hydrogen Plant: L&T has a functional green hydrogen plant at the same Hazira complex, designed to blend hydrogen with natural gas for captive consumption. The plant incorporates both Alkaline and PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) technologies, and is part of L&T’s broader strategy to decarbonize its operations and achieve carbon neutrality​ (L&T India | Larsen & Toubro)​.

Strategic Alliances: In addition to its own initiatives, L&T has partnered with ReNew Power, a leading renewable energy company in India, to develop, own, and operate green hydrogen projects across the country. This collaboration aims to leverage L&T’s EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) capabilities and ReNew’s renewable project development expertise to further expand their green hydrogen footprint

McPhy is actively involved in the green hydrogen sector, with significant projects like the GreenH2Atlantic in Portugal. This project features a 100 MW electrolysis plant designed to produce over 41 tons of green hydrogen daily, aiming to demonstrate large-scale production viability and technological applications. McPhy’s innovative “Augmented McLyzer” technology will be crucial here, converting green electricity into clean hydrogen. The plant will supply hydrogen for industrial and energy uses and is backed by a €30 million grant from the EU’s Horizon 2020 program. The project aligns with Europe’s decarbonization and energy transition strategies, contributing significantly to the sustainability goals of Portugal and the broader European energy roadmap​

Some of the interesting questions we have regarding this stuff:

What specific technologies or processes will L&T and McPhy use in the manufacturing of green hydrogen electrolyzers in India?

How does the National Green Hydrogen Mission plan to use the initial funding of ₹197.44 billion to foster the development of the green hydrogen sector in India?

What are the anticipated economic and environmental impacts of India becoming a major hub for green hydrogen production?

Interestingly, we have some other posts related to this content:

PEM Electrolyzers For Green Hydrogen Production: Ohmium and NTPC’s Deal – Ohmium and NTPC Renewable Energy have partnered for the largest-ever deal for PEM electrolyzers in India, aiming to deploy 5 GW of renewable energy for green hydrogen and ammonia production​​. Green Hydrogen Bid by Newtrace: Develops Electrolyzers For 60% Cost Reduction – Newtrace, a climate tech startup, has raised $5.65 million in seed funding for developing electrolyzers that reduce the cost of green hydrogen production by over 60%, targeting various sectors including refineries, fertilizers, chemicals, steel, cement, and transportation​​. Endua’s Investment – Electrolyzers for Green Hydrogen – Endua, a Brisbane-based energy company, has raised $7.5 million in pre-series funding for developing electrolyzers critical for producing low-emission hydrogen. The technology uses solar power to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis​​.

About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.


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