Ohmium ships made-in-India electrolyzer to USA, bets on green hydrogen demand

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 24 Nov 2021


Ohmium International, through its Indian subsidiary, has shipped its first unit of electrolyzer from India to the United States, which it says is the first step towards establishing India as a global hub for green hydrogen generation.

The company says the electrolyzer has been manufactured at its Bangalore plant, which is also India's first green hydrogen electrolyzer Gigafactory. This was set up to ensure the availability of end-to-end solutions within the country and reduce dependency on imports for this key equipment (electrolyzer).

Ohmium says, as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the recent Climate Summit (COP26) in Glasgow, green hydrogen is a key component of India’s goal to achieve net-zero emissions. India aims to alter the present state of play wherein its entire hydrogen production comes from fossil fuels.

It was also reiterated by the COP26 Energy Transition Council (ETC) that an instant and just transition to clean energy would be critical in meeting the Paris Agreement goals. India has voiced its keenness to scale up green hydrogen and mandate its use in industries like petroleum refineries and fertilizer industries. This push towards decarbonisation will lead to several investments in innovation across energy efficiency, renewable energy and emission free green hydrogen.

Arne Ballantine, CEO and co-founder, Ohmium said: “The first shipment of a product is a big moment for any company. This is especially exciting for Ohmium as well as all of our suppliers in India because it proves beyond a doubt that both manufacturing and technology excellence in the field of green hydrogen generation are in India’s wheelhouse.”

Ahmad Chatila, chairman, Ohmium said: “We are seeing significant activity in India and around the world in green hydrogen projects. Ohmium is constantly working towards providing innovative, scalable, profitable, flexible, and safe solutions which can be leveraged to achieve competitive levelised costs of hydrogen, supporting the growth of India’s economy. We are confident of Green Hydrogen as the fuel of the future owing to its enormous potential, numerous applications across sectors and a zero-carbon footprint. Currently, our factory has a manufacturing capacity of approximately ½ GW per year, and we can rapidly expand it to 2 GW per year to facilitate India's accelerated transition to clean energy systems.”