Asahi India Glass and INOX Air Products have entered into a 20-year offtake agreement for the supply of green hydrogen, to Asahi's float glass facility in 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 a capacity to generate up to 190 Tons of green hydrogen a year through the electrolysis process. Slated to get commissioned by July 2024, the plant will be powered by solar energy.

Rupinder Shelly, COO-Architectural Glass, Asahi India Glass said: “Our greenfield plant at Soniyana targets to use 94% of its power requirements through green and sustainable energy sources.

“In addition to investment in solar power, AIS is investing to generate electricity from flue gases before releasing through chimney.

"This initiative not only exemplifies our shared vision for a greener future but also reinforces India's position as a global leader in renewable energy adoption.”

AIS is setting up a greenfield project in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan for manufacturing float glass to be used for automotive and architectural purposes with technology collaboration from its partners - AGC Europe.