Bharat Petroleum partners BARC
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) collaborated with Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to scale-up the alkaline electrolyser technology used for green hydrogen production. Claimed to be a first of its kind initiative to help the nation achieve its renewable energy targets and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, it is an improvement over the erstwhile ways. Instead of refineries having to use large quantities of hydrogen for desulfurisation, the electrolysers will help produce green hydrogen from water. Arun Kumar Singh, Chairman and Managing Director at BPCL said, “We intend to scale up indigenous alkaline electrolyser technology and look forward to commercialising it for large use especially in refineries.” Looked at as a step towards the journey of achieving net zero emissions by 2040, BPCL wants to expand its portfolio of renewable energy with solar, wind and biofuels.