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NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance demonstrates green H2 cooking

NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA), the R&D wing of India’s largest integrated power utility, demonstrated successful H2 cooking with supply of H2 from the existing green H2 plant at its campus at Greater Noida.

Burning characteristics of H2 is much different from LPG or PNG wrt flame color (almost invisible), flame temperature (1200-1500C), flame propagation speed, etc. Also, unlike LPG or PNG, H2 cannot be premixed with air prior to its ignition – else it would form explosive mixture.

Considering above, H2 burner was designed and used in a modified cookstove to prepare food. It may also be mentioned that the emission from H2 burner is only water vapor with zero carboneous element.

Shri Arne Ballantine, CEO (Ohmium), Shri Shaswattam, ED (NETRA) and senior officials present to mark the occasion iterated versatility of green H2 as a clean energy source to support environmental and sustainability efforts across a diverse array of applications.

NTPC has successfully commissioned blending project that incorporate green H2 with piped natural gas (PNG) at Kawas, green H2 mobility project in Leh is set to be commissioned besides another project for setting up green H2-based microgrids in remote locations for Indian Army is in progress.