Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), a Maharatna and a Fortune Global 500 Company has collaborated with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to scale-up alkaline electrolyser technology for green hydrogen production.
Presently, electrolyser plants are imported. This is a first of its kind initiative to support the country’s commitment to achieve renewable energy targets and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Refineries use large quantities of hydrogen for de-sulfurisation to make petrol, diesel and other chemicals. Currently, hydrogen is made at the refinery via steam reforming of natural gas, but this results in high CO2 emission.
Therefore, refiners are setting up large scale electrolysers to produce green hydrogen from water and thereby decarbonise hydrogen production.
BPCL is fully committed towards environment protection and ensuring a greener planet. It looks forward to commercialising it for large use especially in refineries.
BPCL has plans to expand its portfolio of renewable energy with solar, wind and biofuels thereby reaffirming its commitment towards sustainability and reduction of carbon footprint. Furthermore, the company intends to meet power requirement for new projects in its refineries, primarily from renewable sources.