India's top refiner to fuel expansion with green power

  • Jul 23, 2021
  • Zawya

IOC also plans to build a green hydrogen plant at its 160,000 bpd Mathura refinery in northern Uttar Pradesh state.

"IndianOil has a wind power project in Rajasthan. We intend to wheel that power to our Mathura refinery to produce absolutely green hydrogen through electrolysis," S.M. Vaidya, chairman of IOC said in the statement.

Green hydrogen, derived from water electrolysis using renewable energy such as solar or wind, will replace carbon-emitting fuels used in the refinery to process crude oil into value-added products, such as petrol and diesel, IOC said.

In addition to strengthening its refining, fuel retailing and petrochemicals business, IOC will focus on hydrogen and electric mobility over the next 10 years, Vaidya said.

(Reporting by Nidhi Verma; editing by Barbara Lewis) (([email protected]; +91 11 49548031; Reuters Messaging: [email protected]))