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Tripura eyes Vietnam’s model for clean energy – EQ Mag

Tripura eyes Vietnam’s model for clean energy – EQ Mag


AGARTALA: Tripura chief minister Manik Saha on Tuesday said the chief secretary has been asked to get details from Vietnam, which has been producing green hydrogen from bamboo for clean energy. He said the government will also send a team to that country to learn the procedure.

Besides interacting with the global experts, Saha had held a meeting with international delegates on the sidelines of a two-day Science-20 Conference of G20 on Monday to bring investment for bamboo, rubber, tea, health, pharmaceuticals and nature-based industries in Tripura, which he terms “successful”.

He said bamboo biomass energy has great potential to be an alternative to fossil fuel, which can be processed in thermal and biochemical conversion to produce different energy products (charcoal, syngas and biofuels), which can be substitutions for existing fossil fuel.

Tripura is home to as many as 21 varieties of bamboo and has a huge potential to use them for producing clean energy and green hydrocarbon.

The G20 conference has opened up that opportunity for the state, Saha said. He said India has joined the global race to develop a green hydrogen economy to bolster its energy security under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and India’s maiden green hydrogen policy has paved the way to move forward.

“The state will seek assistance from the Centre for the purpose, as the Union budget has already allocated Rs 10,000 crore for green hydrogen energy production. The G20 conclave aims to explore innovative solutions from the scientists from across the globe to tackle climate change while providing access to clean energy sources,” Saha said.

“We are working on renewable energy like solar and biomass and now to embark on generating green hydrogen from bamboo. Tripura is generating 107 MW solar energy and set up 18 microgrid stations in rural hamlets. A total of 274 microgrid stations are in the process,” Saha said, adding that under biomass, around 2,500 families have been covered so far.

Delegates from China, Argentina, Russia, the US, UK, Brazil, Australia, Indonesia, Korea, Morocco, Tanzania and Ethiopia are participating in the G20 conclave along with officials from the ministry of external affairs, department of science and technology, Niti Aayog, ministry of finance, representatives of principal scientific adviser to the PM and research institution dealing with clean and renewal energy.

Source: TNN
Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network