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Indian Biogas Association partners with Hydrogen Association of India to promote bio-based energy solutions

The Indian Biogas Association (IBA) has collaborated with the Hydrogen Association of India (HAI) to promote bio-based energy solutions, focusing particularly on green and blue hydrogen. Speaking to PTI, IBA Chairman Gaurav Kedia stated, “IBA and HAI have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at promoting the production of green energy within the nation.”

This strategic partnership will enable comprehensive initiatives — including training, capacity building, and policy advocacy — aimed at accelerating the promotion and advancement of bio-based energy solutions, with a special emphasis on green and blue hydrogen. Kedia highlighted that the green hydrogen market in India is projected to reach a value of USD 8 billion by 2030 and USD 340 billion by 2050.

With a mutual goal of reducing the country’s dependence on imported energy sources, the MoU signifies a commitment to collaborative efforts in driving forward sustainable energy initiatives. The agreement focuses on leveraging synergies between both associations to catalyze the continued growth of the bio-based energy sector. While the Indian Biogas Association remains dedicated to advancing the biogas industry, the Hydrogen Association of India is committed to delivering comprehensive services and seeking optimal solutions across the hydrogen sector’s diverse industries.

Additionally, the partnership aims to boost blue hydrogen, with projections indicating that it could increase to 80 million metric tons by 2050. This growth is contingent upon ongoing global governmental efforts to enforce stricter regulations to promote the adoption of emission-free fuel sources, Kedia explained. He emphasized, “The discussion around hydrogen utilization in the steel industry has gained significant traction. However, it’s important to recognize that carbon is essential in the process. By breaking methane molecules inherent within biogas, we can simultaneously produce carbon and hydrogen, offering a viable solution to address this requirement.”

HAI President RK Malhotra emphasized the importance of policy advocacy for the bio-hydrogen and biogas ecosystem. This collaborative approach aims to leverage government initiatives within the sector and empower the industry to achieve India’s green energy goals, ultimately supporting the nation’s sustainable growth, he affirmed.

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