GAIL commences India’s first blending H2 into CGD network project in Indore
GAIL (India) Limited has announced that it has commenced India's maiden first-of-its-kind project of mixing hydrogen into the natural gas system at Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
The hydrogen blended natural gas will be supplied to Avantika Gas Limited, one of GAIL's Joint Venture (JV) companies with HPCL, operating in Indore.
In line with the National Hydrogen Mission, GAIL has begun hydrogen blending as a pilot project to establish the techno-commercial feasibility of blending hydrogen in the CGD network.
This project marks the steppingstone of India's journey towards a hydrogen-based and carbon-neutral future. GAIL started injection of grey hydrogen at City Gate Station (CGS), Indore.
This grey hydrogen would consequently be replaced by green hydrogen. GAIL has already obtained the necessary regulatory permissions to initiate the project.
GAIL has also involved domain experts to carry out the impact assessment of blending hydrogen in natural gas. GAIL has always been dedicated to the growth of a gas-based economy in India and India's vision of a greener and cleaner environment.
As our country is moving forward with an ambitious goal of achieving a carbon-neutral and self-reliant future, this project is a significant step in that direction.
It is anticipated that this pilot project would help in the creation of a robust standard and regulatory framework in India to cover the facets of injecting hydrogen into natural gas. This will pave the path for carrying out more similar projects in India.