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In a Green Hydrogen Innovation Workshop, held during the Climafix Summit 2023, brought together experts and stakeholders to discuss the pivotal role of hydrogen in decarbonization efforts. Led by Aravind Kumar Chandiran and Satya Seshadri from the Energy Consortium, the session aimed to explore the potential of hydrogen technology in mitigating climate change and fostering sustainable development. 

Session Overview:

The workshop commenced with an emphasis on the urgency of implementing hydrogen initiatives. Attendees were encouraged to actively participate in discussions and collaborate towards developing actionable plans.

Hydrogen and Decarbonization:

The discussion delved into the various applications of hydrogen and its significance in reducing carbon emissions. Hydrogen’s versatility was highlighted, from its use in refineries for desulfurization to its role in producing fertilizers and serving as a reducing agent in metal industries.

Challenges in Hydrogen Production:

The workshop addressed the challenges associated with hydrogen production, particularly the transition from conventional “gray” hydrogen production methods to cleaner “blue” hydrogen. Concerns were raised about the carbon emissions associated with current hydrogen production processes and the need for technological advancements to reduce environmental impact. 

Government Initiatives and Policies:

Attendees explored government initiatives and policies aimed at promoting green hydrogen technologies. Incentives, funding opportunities, and regulatory frameworks were discussed as key drivers for accelerating the adoption of hydrogen technology.

Technical Challenges and Solutions:

Technical challenges such as electrolyzer efficiency and materials selection were examined in detail. Discussions revolved around strategies to improve electrolyzer performance and address operational limitations, paving the way for more sustainable hydrogen production methods.

Collaborative Action:

The workshop concluded with a call for collaborative action among stakeholders. Participants were urged to work together in developing innovative solutions and overcoming barriers to hydrogen adoption. The importance of continued dialogue and knowledge sharing was emphasized as essential for driving progress in the hydrogen sector.

The Green Hydrogen Innovation Workshop served as a platform for exchanging ideas, insights, and expertise in advancing hydrogen technology for decarbonization. As the world strives to address the challenges of climate change, hydrogen emerges as a promising solution with the potential to reshape energy systems and foster a more sustainable future.

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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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