Reliance picks Nel ASA for electrolyser tech in India

Reliance Industries (RIL) said Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser AS, a fully owned subsidiary of Nel ASA, has entered into a technology licensing agreement with it for electrolyser manufacturing in India.

Through the agreement, RIL gets access to Nel’s leading, proven technology platform for manufacturing electrolysers, the statement said. The release also added that both partners will also collaborate on future performance improvements and cost optimisation through research and development (R&D), value engineering, standardisation and modularisation to improve the competitiveness of the alkaline technology platform.

According to the agreement, Nel can procure equipment from Reliance for its own projects. Nel will continue to serve the Indian market with technology platforms that are not covered by the agreement.

RIL is building a Dhirubhai Ambani Green Energy Giga Complex over 5,000 acres in Jamnagar, Gujarat, India. Part of the complex are different giga factories, including an electrolyser manufacturing factory, for the production of green hydrogen. The company had earlier said it is collaborating with Denmark’s Stiesdal A/S on the manufacturing of their HydroGen Electrolysers in India.

Earlier this year, RIL was also allotted 300 megawatt (MW) capacity under the government’s production linked incentive scheme (PLI) for electrolyser manufacturing. RIL aims, according to the company’s earlier statements, to progressively commence transition from grey/blue hydrogen to green hydrogen by 2025, after proving its cost and performance targets.

Tags: Electrolyser, Hydrogen, India, Nel ASA, Reliance Industires
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