Asahi India Glass Investing in Solar Project and Receiving Hydrogen to Transition Glass Manufacturing Facility in India

May 13, 2024
The plant will generate up to 190 tons of green hydrogen per annum through the electrolysis process. The plant will also be powered by solar energy and is expected to be commissioned by July 2024

Asahi India Glass Limited (AIS), a glass manufacturer in India, and INOX Air Products (INOXAP), manufacturer of industrial and medical gases in India, have signed a 20-year offtake agreement for the supply of green hydrogen to AIS' greenfield float glass facility in Soniyana in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. 

The plant will generate up to 190 tons of green hydrogen per annum through the electrolysis process. The plant will also be powered by solar energy and is expected to be commissioned by July 2024.

95 TPA green hydrogen will be supplied to AIS in the first phase. As a part of the agreement, AIS will also invest in a solar power plant, which is anticipated to supply renewable energy to generate green hydrogen to be consumed in AIS' float glass manufacturing process.

The project is predicted to reduce CO2 emissions by around 1250 MT annually and 25000 MT over the 20-year period.

AIS will introduce a greenfield project in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, to manufacture float glass to be used for automotive and architectural purposes with technology collaboration from its partners like AGC Europe. 

“Our greenfield plant at Soniyana targets to use 94% of its power requirements through green and sustainable energy sources,” said Rupinder Shelly, COO-Architectural Glass, Asahi India Glass. “In addition to investment in solar power, AIS is investing to generate electricity from flue gases before releasing through chimney.”