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– Asahi India Glass and INOX Air Products collaborate on industry-first initiative with 20-year agreement for green hydrogen consumption at Asahi India’s Chittorgarh plant

• INOXAP’s first green hydrogen plant, with 190 TPA capacity, would supply 95 TPA of Green Hydrogen to AIS in Phase-1

• The green hydrogen plant, scheduled to be commissioned on July 24, will run on solar energy.

• This will be India’s first green hydrogen plant for the float glass industry, paving the way for sustainability in glass production.

• The project would reduce carbon emissions by around 1,250 MT per year and 25,000 MT over a 20-year period.

MUMBAI, India, May 10, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Asahi India Glass Limited (AIS), India’s leading glass manufacturer, and INOX Air Products (INOXAP), India’s largest industrial and medical gases manufacturer , have signed a 20-year purchase agreement for the supply of green hydrogen to the AIS fleet at Soniyana in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. This will be India’s first green hydrogen plant for the float glass industry, paving the way for sustainable glass production. The Plant will have the capacity to generate up to 190 tons of green hydrogen per year through the electrolysis process. The plant, scheduled to be commissioned in July 2024, will be powered by solar energy.

INOXAP is responsible for the design, engineering, installation, operation and continuous supply of Green Hydrogen to the AIS facility for 20 years. In the first phase, 95 TPA of green hydrogen will be supplied to AIS. As part of the agreement, AIS will invest in the solar power plant, which would supply renewable energy for the generation of green hydrogen, which would be consumed in AIS’s float glass manufacturing process.

Speaking on the occasion, Rupinder Shelly, Chief Operating Officer, Architectural Glass, Asahi India Glass Ltd, said, “As a leading and responsible glass company, AIS strongly believes in sustainability. Our partnership with INOX Air Products, for green hydrogen, underlines the It is a matter of immense pride that AIS’s float glass facility in Soniyana is the first plant in India’s float glass powered by green hydrogen. AIS continues to invest and develop capabilities in sustainability, circularity and decarbonization. greenfield plant in Soniyana aims to use 94% of its energy needs through green and sustainable energy sources In addition to investing in solar energy, AIS is investing to generate electricity from flue gases before releasing them. through the chimney. The initiative not only exemplifies our shared vision of a greener future, but also reinforces India’s position as a global leader in the adoption of renewable energy.”

AIS is establishing a greenfield project in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan to manufacture high-quality float glass for use in automotive and architecture with the technological collaboration of its partners – AGC Europe. The agreement with INOX Air Products to establish a green hydrogen plant for this project is part of AIS’ overall sustainability strategy and is inspired by its vision of reducing the carbon footprint in the glass manufacturing process.

Commenting on the development, Siddharth Jain, CEO, INOX Air Products, said, “We are proud to begin our journey towards green hydrogen by partnering with AIS for their Chittorgarh facility and shaping our first green hydrogen plant as well as to India’s first green hydrogen plant for the Float Glass sector. This development would substantially reduce CO2 emissions with a reduction of 1250 MTPA. The confidence shown by AIS in our capabilities is a testament to our expertise in safety, technology. and Green Hydrogen project management that will play a pivotal role in India’s energy transition towards decarbonization and secure energy for our country and the planet Under the strong leadership of Prime Minister Modi, our country has put a huge focus on the. green economy, backed by a comprehensive National Green Hydrogen Mission and the ambition to make India net zero by 2070. Green growth is the way forward and we are firmly committed to driving meaningful sustainability in India’s manufacturing sector “.

About INOX Air Products:

INOX Air Products is India’s largest manufacturer of industrial and medicinal gases. The company offers a unique portfolio of gases, equipment and services through a massive manufacturing capacity of 4,200 TPD of liquid gases delivered from 48 operational locations. With our extensive network of operations and highly diverse customer ecosystem, INOX Air Products empowers more than 1,800 small, medium and large manufacturing organizations across dozens of sectors, enabling and empowering them on their path to achieving their vision. In our glorious journey of over half a century, we have made great strides in all metrics of our business operations, owing to our absolute confidence in our virtues of customer centricity, transparency and delivering value through quality. We are proud of our workforce of 1,400, who work tirelessly across the country, unleashing the virtues of integrity and innovation, well complemented by their ready-to-serve spirit.

Established in 1963 by the Jain family as Industrial Oxygen Company Ltd in Pune, Maharashtra, the company aimed to scale up and capitalize on the rapid industrialization taking place in the country. In 1999, Air Products

About Asahi India Glass Ltd (AIS)

Asahi India Glass Ltd. (AIS) is India’s leading integrated glass and window solutions company and a dominant player in the automotive and architectural glass segments. It has a majority share of over 45% in the value-added architectural glass segment and over 74% in the passenger car glass segment in India. Started in 1987, AIS’ presence today spans the entire spectrum of the architectural and automotive glass value chains.

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