GAIL Limited, the government run gas utility, is targeting to achieve net zero emission from operations by 2040 by foraying into green hydrogen, renewables and biofuels. The organisation however, did not disclose proposed investments to achieve the goal.
GAIL intends to achieve 100 per cent reduction in Scope-1 and Scope-2 emissions and a 35 per cent reduction in scope-3 emissions by 2040.
GAIL’s core business is clean-burning natural gas, which gives it a smaller carbon footprint compared to oil refining or producing companies, even though it also operates a petrochemical plant. The company is setting up a green hydrogen unit with a capacity of 4.3 tonnes per day using polymer electrolyte membrane technology at Vijaipur in Madhya Pradesh. It is also setting up a 10 MW ground-mounted solar power project at Vijaipur and studying technical feasibility of hydrogen blending of natural gas for supplying through city gas networks. Initiatives are also being taken for starting compressed biogas supply.