A high-level delegation from Netherlands visited India and discussed ways for cooperation in the various sectors including supply chains and green hydrogen valleys.
“We discussed closer ties on supply chains, transport & storage, infrastructure, standards and certification, investments, green hydrogen valleys, etc,” said the social media handle of the Netherlands Embassy.
The Netherlands delegation comprised Noé van Hulst, former Netherland Special Envoy for Hydrogen, Han Feenstra, advisor for hydrogen, and Mijke van den Boogaard, program manager CERF.
The Indian side was represented by Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi, Secretary Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, and Dr. Vandana Kumar, Additional Secretary MNRE.
“After a successful morning session with like-minded European countries, the Embassy hosted a round table discussion to identify the areas of common interest for future (Government to Government) G2G, Business to Business (B2B), and Knowledge to Knowledge (K2K) cooperation,” it added.
India is a significant global player when it comes to renewable energy. Especially in the context of hydrogen both India and the Netherlands see hydrogen as an important way to decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors and energy systems.
“We believe that collaborations between our countries will be necessary to meet future green hydrogen demand and to support the rapid deployment of hydrogen technologies in the near term,” it said further.
Climate Action is a key priority area for both Netherland and India. They are also partnering to fulfill their ambitious commitments under the Paris Agreement.