Ohmium launches India’s first Green Hydrogen Electrolyzer Gigafactory
In response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of ‘National Hydrogen Mission’ from the ramparts of Red Fort on August 15, renewable energy startup Ohmium International through its Indian subsidiary launched India’s first Green Hydrogen Electrolyzer Gigafactory at Bengaluru. The proton exchange membrane (PEM) hydrogen electrolyzer is at the heart of production of Green Hydrogen as it uses power generated from renewable resources to break water into hydrogen and oxygen. While a number of corporates have announced plans to produce green hydrogen, the manufacture of electrolyzer by Ohmium will ensure availability of end-to-end solution within the country and cut down dependence on imports for this key equipment. The company aims to become a pioneer in enabling the production of Green Hydrogen in India, thereby making the nation ‘AatmaNirbhar’ in clean energy.
Green Hydrogen, which is the pollution-free fuel of the future, is industry agnostic and will facilitate India’s transition to clean energy. With zero carbon footprint, the green hydrogen can be utilized for fertilizer production, refinery processing, steel production, conventional vehicle transportation with methanol blending, and direct hydrogen transportation in fuel-cell based vehicles. Green Hydrogen can also be stored and transported.
“With the launch of its first Gigafactory, Ohmium supports India to march towards energy independence. We are firmly aligned to India’s vision and believe that we can make immense contribution towards this goal with our cutting-edge technology. By further boosting the production of Green Hydrogen within India, we aim to make the nation an export hub for green fuel,” said Pashupathy Gopalan, an Ohmium Investor.
“Ohmium’s technology is leading edge PEM with the bulk of PEM development in India. Ohmium has established a Gigafactory which manufactures Indian-made PEM hydrogen electrolyzers. The factory has a capacity of manufacturing approximately ½ GW per year today. But, we can quickly expand that to 2 GW per year,” said Arne Ballantine, CEO & Co-Founder, Ohmium.