IIT Madras has announced its partnership with industries to conduct Research and Development (R&D) on developing testing and validation standards in the field of green hydrogen. The initiative is part of the Hydrogen Valley Innovation Cluster in Tamil Nadu (HVIC-TN) project. At a stakeholders meeting held at IIT Madras, Minister for Industries, Investment Promotion, and Commerce TRB Rajaa expressed the state government’s full support for the initiative.
The establishment of the Hydrogen Valley innovation cluster aligns with Tamil Nadu’s objective to manufacture electrolysers, export green hydrogen or its derivatives, and establish a hydrogen economy within the state. Minister Rajaa highlighted the potential for electrolysers in Tamil Nadu and emphasized the need for a testing facility, which the HVIC-TN project will now provide. He also mentioned that Tamil Nadu already has a 50% green energy share, and the HVIC-TN initiative will further enhance this by promoting the use of green hydrogen.
Green hydrogen, sometimes referred to as renewable hydrogen, is produced using renewable energy sources such as wind or solar power. It is considered an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional hydrogen produced from fossil fuels. The development of standards for testing and validating green hydrogen will ensure its quality, safety, and reliability, thereby promoting its adoption and use in various industries.
IIT Madras, being a premier educational institution in India, has a strong research and innovation ecosystem. Collaborating with industries on R&D in green hydrogen will not only contribute to the development of the technology but also foster industry-academia partnerships. This collaborative effort can accelerate the adoption of green hydrogen as a clean energy source and support the transition towards a sustainable future.
– State government’s whole-hearted support for Hydrogen Valley Innovation Cluster
– Minister for Industries, Investment Promotion, and Commerce TRB Rajaa’s statements at the stakeholders meeting
– Definition of green hydrogen and its production from renewable energy sources
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