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  • The project is expected to start in the first quarter of the next financial year.
  • ATGL's pilot project to start in Ahmedabad
  • Target to increase the share of green hydrogen in natural gas by 8%
New Delhi:

Adani Total Gas (ATGL), an energy and city gas distribution company, has announced the launch of a pilot project of 'Green Hydrogen Production and Blending'. The company made this announcement at a time when global leaders are coming together in the UAE for the United Nations Climate Change Conference i.e. COP 30 from November 12 to December 28. ATGL will start this project in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Green hydrogen (GH2) will be mixed with natural gas using new technology. Then it will be provided to more than 4 thousand domestic and commercial customers.

The pilot project is expected to commence in the first quarter (Q1 FY24-25) of the next financial year. As regulatory approvals are obtained, the share of green hydrogen in natural gas will be gradually increased to 8% or more.

After successful completion of the pilot project, hydrogen blended fuel will be supplied to large parts of the city and other license areas of AGTL in a phased manner. According to the study, hydrogen blend by 8% can reduce carbon emissions by 4%.

With this pilot project, AGTL intends to share its first-hand learning about hydrogen blend in city gas distribution in India and partner with stakeholders, including regulatory authorities, to develop an ecosystem. This will help in gaining and sharing operational aspects and compatibility of blended fuel on existing infrastructure.

Suresh P Manglani, CEO, AGTL, said, "We are committed to building environmentally sustainable operations. This project demonstrates our dedication towards building infrastructure in the country to establish India as an energy independent country by 2047. This project will contribute significantly to reducing our carbon emissions.

AGTL has the licence to retail CNG for vehicles, piped cooking gas for households and pipeline gas for industries in 38 geographical areas (GAs). The company has a city gas distribution network at Ahmedabad and Vadodara in Gujarat, Faridabad in Haryana and Khurja in Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh.

Besides, development of Allahabad, Chandigarh, Ernakulam, Panipat, Daman, Dharwad and Udham Singh City Gas Distribution has been entrusted to a consortium of Adani Total Gas Limited and Indian Oil Corporation Limited.

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