Jindal Stainless commences first-ever use of green hydrogen

  • Union Minister Scindia Virtually Inaugurates Plant Commissioning

Bhubaneswar, March 4, 2024: Jindal Stainless (JSL) today commenced the maiden usage of green hydrogen in its stainless steel plant in Hisar, Haryana in a ground-breaking venture in line with its commitment to sustainability and India’s targets of achieving Net Zero carbon emissions. The commissioning was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Steel and Civil Aviation, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia ji virtually from New Delhi, in the presence of the Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Shri Nagendra Nath Sinha, Managing Director, Jindal Stainless, Mr Abhyuday Jindal and CEO of the technology partner, Hygenco Green Energies, Mr Amit Bansal.

Lauding the initiative, the Hon’ble Union Minister of Steel and Civil Aviation, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindiasaid, “I congratulate both Jindal Stainless Ltd. and Hygenco for starting India’s first green hydrogen plant in the stainless steel sector. This path-breaking green hydrogen initiative will make the steel sector more green and sustainable. In line with PM Shri Narendra Modi’s vision to achieve the Net Zero emission target by 2070, the steel sector remains committed to innovating for a greener tomorrow. I am certain that this development will act as an inspiration for other industry players to embrace clean technologies and contribute to India’s transition to a greener economy and a responsible industrial landscape.”

Commenting on the commissioning, Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Shri Nagendra Nath Sinhasaid, “The decision of a long-term commitment by Jindal Stainless to green hydrogen technology reflects a forward-thinking approach mindful of its environmental responsibility. By harnessing renewable energy sources to produce hydrogen, we are not only reducing our carbon footprint but also diversifying our energy mix and enhancing energy security.The deployment of green hydrogen in stainless steel manufacturing represents a tangible step towards a cleaner, greener future.”

Expressing his optimism over the project, Managing Director, Jindal Stainless, Mr Abhyuday Jindal said, “Our commitment to sustainability goes much beyond this pilot project. This is just the beginning; we will scale this up depending on successful application into other processes of stainless steel manufacturing. We understand that sustainability is not just a goal to be achieved, but a journey that requires continuous effort and innovation.”

On the occasion, CEO of Hygenco, Mr Amit Bansal, said, “It is an unprecedented achievement to help leapfrog the green hydrogen revolution globally. This commissioning will also provide a thrust to our commitment to enabling the energy transition and open doors to large-scale adoption of green hydrogen across various sectors.”

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