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By 2035, India intends to utilise green hydrogen at its major ports

To reduce its carbon footprint, India has set a deadline of 2035 for the construction of green hydrogen bunkering and refuelling facilities at significant ports, according to rules released by the shipping ministry. India is one of the top producers of greenhouse gases in the world, and the shipping minister announced that three of its ports would initially have bunker facilities for green hydrogen and ammonia. India wants to reduce emissions to zero by 2070.

Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Minister of AYUSH, Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal mentioned that the target is to cover all 12 major parts with a green hydrogen bunkering facility. Paradip in the east, Kandla in the west, and Tuticorin in the south will serve as the initial ports.

In addition to the 12 major ports, there are more than 200 ports along India's 7,500 km (4,660 miles) coastline, which combined account for 65% of the country's total value and 95% of its volume of trade. Authorities want to replace diesel with electricity for at least half of the vehicles and equipment needed by major ports by 2030, and to increase that number to 90% by 2047.

The shipping ministry wants ports to build at least one liquified natural gas (LNG) bunkering station by 2030 and electric vehicle charging facilities near port areas by 2025 to increase the usage of petrol.

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