Adani Total Gas Tuesday said it has initiated a green hydrogen production and blending pilot project.

The company, co-promoted by Adani Group and TotalEnergies, said it will employ the latest technologies to blend green hydrogen (GH2) with natural gas for over 4,000 residential and commercial customers in Ahmedabad, Gujarat as part of the project.

GH2 is produced using electrolysis of water with electricity generated by renewable energy. Hydrogen blending is less carbon-intensive than burning gas but has the same heating capabilities.

The project is expected to be commissioned by Q1 FY24-25 and the percentage of green hydrogen will be gradually increased in the blend to up to 8% or more, depending on regulatory approvals.

After successfully completing the pilot, hydrogen blended fuel will be supplied stepwise to larger parts of the city and other licence areas of Adani Total Gas. As per studies, an up to 8% hydrogen blend can reduce emissions by up to 4%.

With this pilot, the company said it would like to partner with various stakeholders including regulatory authorities to share its first-hand learning and develop an ecosystem about hydrogen blending in city gas distribution in India.

“We are fully committed to building an environmentally sustainable operation and this project represents our ongoing dedication towards national infrastructure building for India to become energy independent by 2047,” said Suresh P Manglani, CEO of Adani Total Gas, adding that the project will reduce the company’s carbon footprint and drive its progress in sustainable energy solutions.

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