The Group will work towards India’s energy security by developing bio-energy value chain
“Our vision is to offer cost-effective next generation solution for energy security, water security and waste management by producing hydrogen from biomass
and waste. We believe in creating economic value for urban and agro waste through thermal treatment. We have the technology to convert 100 tonne of waste into
100 MWh of electricity, 100 tonne of fresh water and 70-80 cubic meter of high quality construction material, without carbon emission. The electricity generated through
this process can be used for running automobiles and supplying to power grid. We are keen to bring this technology to India by establishing the ‘Net Zero Hydrogen Interest
Group’ in partnership with WTC Mumbai,” said Mr. Jan Grimbrandt, CEO and Founder, of Luxembourg-based Boson Energy whose vision is to leverage next generation technologies
to produce hydrogen directly from biomass and waste. The company produces hydrogen, in a carbon negative way, through gasification of waste wood and urban mixed waste.
Mr. Grimbrandt was addressing virtually at a hybrid session on ‘Creating a Hydrogen Eco-system’ organized by WTC Mumbai.
Punjab Renewable Energy Systems Pvt Ltd. and the Consulate of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Mumbai have also partnered to steer the ‘Net Zero Hydrogen Interest Group’, which aims to develop bio-energy value chain in India, including skill development for youth. The Group proposes to present this technology at the India Water Summit, to be held later this year. The Group also proposes to organize a grand event in December 2022 to create awareness about this technology and also transfer it to companies and other stakeholders.
Earlier in his welcome address, Dr. Vijay Kalantri, Chairman, MVIRDC WTC Mumbai pointed out, “Green energy and green hydrogen are the most promising solutions for sustainable development. We look forward to close cooperation with Boson Energy to take this initiative forward and promote a green hydrogen ecosystem for sustainable development. India has enormous opportunities to convert Agri, Bio and other waste to energy, what we need is good technology.”
Speaking on this occasion, Lt. Col (R) Monish Ahuja, Chairman, Biomass Energy Association of India remarked, “Climate change is the number one risk facing our society today. Around 82% of India’s energy mix comprise of non-electricity sources such as petroleum and natural gas, for which the country is dependent on imports. Bio-energy, produced through bio-waste, can play an important role in reducing our reliance on fossil fuel and thus help us in attaining energy security.”
During the event, WTC Mumbai signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Business Chamber of Luxembourg to strengthen trade and economic cooperation between India and Luxembourg.
The event was also addressed by Mr. Aditya Sharma, Senior Vice President, Boson Energy and President, Indian Business Chamber of Luxembourg and Mr. Perses Billimoria, Hon. Consul General, Honorary Consulate of Luxembourg.