WHY IN NEWS?
IOC, India’s largest oil firm will build the country’s first ‘green hydrogen’ plant at its refinery in Mathura. This decision has been undertaken with the view of preparing for a future to cater to the growing demands cleaner forms of energy.
- This project will be the India’s first ever green hydrogen unit.
- Earlier, ‘grey hydrogen’ production projects have been announced making use of fossil fuels such as natural gas.
- Several hydrogen production units are being planned to be set up by IOC.
- With Hydrogen fuel cell powered buses are plying on the road it will be essential to set up hydrogen power plants.