BPCL may vary as India’s Largest Green Hydrogen Unit

BPCL may vary as India’s Largest Green Hydrogen Unit

Green Hydrogen Unit: Bharat Petroleum Corporation says, in the coming days, it plans to call for tenders for a 20 MW electrolyzer to build a national green hydrogen plant, aiming to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040. Further, the officials of the firm said the company does working out the details and hopes to announce its net-zero roadmap by the end of the year 2021.

The company’s emissions will be included in the project. It also encompasses those of refineries, pipelines, docks, and bottling plants, but not those of its customers or providers, a source said.

The majority of economies have set net-zero greenhouse gas emissions targets for themselves in response to climate change concerns. Reliance Industries plans to achieve net-zero energy by 2035. At the same time, oil giants BP and Shell also plan to do it by 2050.


Current energy consumption at BPCL holds 650 megawatts, including 550 megawatts from the grid and 200 megawatts from internal gas turbines. BPCL’s energy consumption will reach 1,000 MW by 2027 when green hydrogen obligations remain taken into account. Moreover, the company will use renewable sources to meet the entire 1,000 MW requirement.

The refinery in Bina, Madhya Pradesh, will install a 20 MW electrolyzer to produce green hydrogen. A 10 MW electrolyzer, the largest so far, did award to GAIL in an earlier tender.

Singh described the 20 MW electrolyzer as a pilot project. A new tender to expand capacity will not wait for long. We will likely seek more powerful electrolyzers as costs come down.

According to a government proposal, green hydrogen could account for 10% of refiners’ overall hydrogen needs in three years, and 25% by the end of the decade.

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