95% OF HYDROGEN PRODUCTION IN INDIA IS FOSSIL BASED
Even globally the extent of hydrogen produced is dominated by fossil-based process of steam methane reforming (SMR) and is no different in India either. Through this process whatever, H2 produced is categorized as gray hydrogen and leads to enhanced carbon emission. The transition therefore is required in India as well and the process of hydrogen production must shift from SMR to electrolysis. Although, in China and Australia oil & gasification is also used but the cleanest form of H 2 production shall be through electrolysis, mainly with chlor- alkali process.