BPCL, BARC collaborate to support hydrogen production

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a ‘Maharatna’ and a Fortune Global 500 Company has collaborated with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to scale-up Alkaline Electrolysertechnology for Green Hydrogen production. Presently, ElectrolyserPlants 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 electrolysers to produce Green Hydrogen from water and thereby decarbonize Hydrogen production.
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