There has been a lack of clarity on the definition of green hydrogen and what its GHG emissions threshold should be across the value chain. This notification brings clarity for the buyers on these two aspects and will thus advance the National Green Hydrogen Mission. However, these standards could be further improved by: (i) specifying granular details around GHG emissions scope type, (ii) acceptable biomass sources, and (iii) the definition of other green hydrogen production technologies.
Certain standards in the notification may need further refinement to align with international standards. How will India plan to synchronise these standards with its potential trade partners in the near future?