New Delhi (14.12.2021): BPCL, a Maharatna and a Fortune Global 500 Company, has collaborated with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to scale-up Alkaline Electrolyser technology for Green Hydrogen production. At present, 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-sulfurization 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 electrolyzers to produce Green Hydrogen from water and thereby decarbonize Hydrogen production. BPCL plans for achieving Net Zero Emissions by 2040.
BPCL also 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 requirements for new projects in its Refineries, primarily from renewable sources.