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IOC to setup India’s 1st ‘Green hydrogen’ Plant in UP

Published on July 22, 2021
Current Context: The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) announced to set up India’s first ‘green hydrogen’ plant at Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
IOC to setup India’s 1st ‘Green hydrogen’ Plant in UP
  • This ‘green hydrogen’ plant will make India prepare for the future in terms of oil and cleaner forms of energy.
  • For this, the IOC will utilise 250 MW of electricity which it produces from renewable sources like solar power.
  • The electricity will be used to produce green hydrogen through the electrolysis process.
  • The Mathura unit of IOC was selected because of its virtue of proximity to TTZ (Taj Trapezium Zone).
  • The green hydrogen will reduce carbon-emitting fuels which are used in refineries to produce crude oil into diesel and petrol.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Indian Oil Corporation: Mumbai
    • Chairperson of Indian Oil Corporation: Shrikant Madhav Vaidya

Question: 

Q.1 Which entity to set up India’s first ‘green hydrogen’ plant at Mathura, Uttar Pradesh?
a. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC)
b. Bharat Petroleum
c. Hindustan Petroleum
d. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)

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