US, India launch hydrogen and biofuels task forces to expand clean energy technologies


The US Department of Energy and its Indian counterparts have launched a new public-private hydrogen working group as well as a biofuels working group under the Clean Energy Strategic Partnership (SCEP).

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“Under CEP, the Department of Energy and its Indian counterparts have launched a new public-private hydrogen working group as well as a biofuels working group.

These groups will help expand the use of clean energy technologies to decarbonize the energy sector, ”an official statement said on Friday (local time).

The United States and India both pledged to promote a positive outcome at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow later this year. To this end, the United States has communicated an enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution to reduce economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 50 to 52 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.

“The United States is actively working with India to achieve its ambitious goal of deploying 450 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030, including through the recent Climate Action and Financial Mobilization Dialogue,” led by the President’s Special Envoy for Climate, and the new Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (CEP), led by the US Secretary of Energy, the two strands of the partnership between the United States and the India for Climate and Clean Energy to 2030. These components will help further catalyze India’s transition to clean energy, ”the statement said.

Over the past five years, USAID has helped deploy five gigawatts of renewable energy across India, which has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 30 million tonnes in 2020, d ” power 3.3 million homes and mobilize $ 1.1 billion in clean energy from the private sector. investments.

The statement further states that the US Agency for Trade and Development has launched the US-India Climate Technology Action Group (CTAG). CTAG will integrate private and public sector contributions to initiatives that can contribute to global climate action, facilitate US industry contribution on the latest climate resilient technologies, share US business models with the Indian market for accelerate the development of the clean energy sector, and mobilize capital for climate-smart infrastructure projects in India.

Apart from that, the United States has invited India to participate in the Agricultural Innovation Mission for Climate (AIM for Climate), which will be launched at COP26 in November. AIM for Climate aims to increase and accelerate global innovation in agriculture and food systems in support of climate action.

The United States looks forward to working with India to support a contract for the construction of six AP-1000 nuclear reactors from Westinghouse Electric Company in Kovvada, India, and looks forward to a technical-commercial offer soon. finalized. When complete, the Westinghouse project will provide clean, reliable energy to millions of Indians.

U.S.-based First Solar has announced that it will invest $ 684 million in a fully integrated solar module manufacturing plant in southern India, directly supporting India’s energy security and bilateral climate goals. This investment will involve exports of technology and expertise from the United States to eventually produce modules with 60 percent local value-added content, generating jobs in both countries.

In September, US-based 24M Technologies, Inc. announced that it had signed a license and service agreement with Chennai-based Lucas TVS Ltd. to build one of the first Giga factories in India using plate technology. -battery storage form. The first plant will be set up near Chennai and additional plants are expected to be built across India to support the growing market for energy storage solutions, the statement added.

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