Adani Total Gas launches Green Hydrogen Blending Pilot Project

Ahmedabad, Nov 28: Adani Total Gas Ltd. (ATGL), a leading energy and city gas distribution company co-promoted by the Adani Group and TotalEnergies, has announced the launch of an innovative pilot project for Green Hydrogen Blending. This announcement comes as world leaders gather in the UAE for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 28) from November 30 to December 12, 2023.

Under this project, ATGL will utilize advanced technologies to blend Green Hydrogen (GH2) with natural gas for more than 4,000 residential and commercial customers in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. GH2 is produced through the electrolysis of water using electricity generated from renewable energy sources. Hydrogen blending is a low-carbon alternative to burning gas, while still providing the same heating capabilities.

The project is expected to be operational by the first quarter of the fiscal year 2024-2025, with the percentage of green hydrogen gradually increasing in the blend to up to 8% or more, subject to regulatory approvals. Following the successful completion of the pilot, hydrogen-blended fuel will be gradually supplied to larger areas of the city and other license areas of AGTL. Studies have shown that an 8% hydrogen blend can reduce emissions by up to 4%.

Through this pilot project, Adani Total Gas Ltd. aims to collaborate with various stakeholders, including regulatory authorities, to share its firsthand knowledge and develop an ecosystem for hydrogen blending in city gas distribution in India. This initiative will also contribute to understanding the operational aspects and compatibility of blended fuel with existing infrastructure.

Suresh P Manglani, Executive Director & CEO of Adani Total Gas Ltd., stated, “We are fully committed to building an environmentally sustainable operation, and this project reflects our ongoing dedication to developing national infrastructure for India to achieve energy independence by 2047. By reducing our carbon footprint and investing in innovative projects like this, we actively contribute to the advancement of the industry and the progress of sustainable energy solutions.”

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