Mr. DLN Sastri, Director (Oil, Refining & Marketing) FIPI delivering the Vote of Thanks
Mr. Gurmeet Singh, DG FIPI delivering the welcome address
Mr. Charles Perez-Storey, Progressive energy, U.K delivering his presentation on “HyDeploy: Unlocking hydrogen blending in the UK gas grid”
Mr. Ashu Shinghal, Executive Director, GAIL giving his presentation on “Gas Hydrogen Blending Initiatives of India”
Mr. Evan Reznicek, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S giving his presentation on “Pipeline Blending CRADA – A HyBlend Project”.
The Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI) organized an exclusive webinar on ‘Gas-Hydrogen Blending’ on 08 April, 2022 over virtual platform. The webinar was aimed at sharing of knowledge from various gas-hydrogen blending initiatives and projects across the globe.
Three eminent speakers consisting of Mr. Ashu Shinghal, Executive Director, GAIL, India, Mr. Charles Perez-Storey, Progressive Energy, U.K and Mr. Evan Reznicek, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S shared their experiences with the participants on the progresses made on Gas- H2 blending in countries like U.S, U.K and India.
Commencing the proceedings of the webinar, Mr. Gurmeet Singh, Director General, FIPI extended a warm welcome to the speakers and participants. In his welcome address, he highlighted that the blending hydrogen into the existing gas grid could be an important stepping stone during the transition to a sustainable, net zero future. He also highlighted that there are several developments including project announcements, initiation of pilot projects, funding for the research that is taking place around the world to carry out the blending of green hydrogen in natural gas pipelines.
He shared that some of the major projects are: HyBlend Project in the U.S., HyDeploy project in U.K, Ameland project of Netherlands, Hyp SA (Hydrogen Park South Australia) project of Australia and also in India, many pilot projects have been initiated, and the success of these various ongoing projects across the world for gas-hydrogen blending can prove an important step towards developing hydrogen economy. He also highlighted that such knowledge sharing sessions and collaborative approach is very much required as the concept of blending is currently in its early stages of development.
Mr. Charles Perez-Storey, is associated with Progressive energy, U.K as Project Lead for the HyDeploy project. He highlighted the following major developments through his presentation:
Mr. Ashu Shinghal, Executive Director, GAIL has highlighted the following blending initiatives taken by GAIL:
He has also highlighted the following Performance Report & Study Findings:
He has also shared about other blending projects which are under various stages of Implementation in India:
Mr. Evan Reznicek, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) U.S, briefly pointed out that NREL H2 Systems Analysis activities provide direction, insight, and support for the development, demonstration, and deployment of hydrogen technologies. Some of the highlights from his presentations are:
He further shared some of the Preliminary Results and Findings from the HyBlend Project as follows:
He also highlighted some of the key areas of future research:
The next segment of the session was audience Q&A. For this session, an overwhelming number of questions were received from the audience, which also stood testimony to the audience interest on the subject. The one and a half hour long session witnessed an overwhelming participation by over 125+ participants across the oil and gas value chain in the country.
At the end, Mr. D L N Sastri, Director (Oil, Refining & Marketing) FIPI extended sincere gratitude and thanked all the three speakers Mr. Charles, Mr. Evan and Mr. Shinghal for giving their valuable time and for sharing their experiences on the Gas- H2 blending perspective. He also thanked all the participants for taking out time and listening to the session.
The session was brought to an end, wishing all speakers and participants the best of health.