Industrial Decarbonisation

CIAL announces agreement with BPCL to set up first green hydrogen plant at Cochin airport.

Dishant Rathee

Notable because

India’s National Green Hydrogen Mission envisions the development of India as a global hub for the production and export of green hydrogen. This development represents the first occasion of an Indian airport allocating land for the development of a green hydrogen plant. CIAL already has a tied up renewable energy (RE) installed capacity of 50 MW, making it a pioneer in this space. Coupled with the new development, it can now serve as a model for other similar entities to follow.

What to look out for in the months ahead

As per the MoU, the green hydrogen produced would be used to power vehicles within the airport. It will be intriguing to see if green hydrogenbased derivative production, such as methanol, will be explored in the future