Sudhindra Hathwar, Business Development Manager, Alleima India Sudhindra Hathwar, Business Development Manager, Alleima India

Sudhindra Hathwar, Business Development Manager, Alleima India

India Energy Week (IEW) 2024, which happened earlier this year in Goa, served as a vital platform for industry leaders, policymakers, and energy experts to converge and chart the course for India's energy landscape.

For me, two key segments emerged as frontrunners for significant growth: Hydrogen and biofuels.

For hydrogen, there was a sense of excitement surrounding its potential as a clean fuel source and discussions focused on the need for efficient systems to manage hydrogen. The biofuel sector also captured significant interest, with discussions highlighting advancements in various technologies.

A delicate balance between challenges and opportunities

While the future of renewables appears bright, there are some challenges to navigate. A key theme that emerged at the show was scalability. As India ramps up its renewable energy adoption, ensuring efficient and scalable solutions will be critical. Here's where Alleima can contribute our expertise. Our scalable production capabilities for corrosion-resistant alloy tubes position us well to meet the increasing demand for this crucial component in various renewable energy applications. This translates to our preparedness to handle growth in demand by having the capability to produce more tubes. Scalability is about efficiently using additional resources to meet demand.

At the show, we showcased our advanced heat exchanger solution, Sanicro® 35. As a super austenitic stainless steel designed for highly corrosive wet environments, it offers a lower lifecycle cost when considering maintenance and replacement needs. With a projected lifespan exceeding 12 years, Sanicro® 35 is a key piece in the intricate puzzle of a sustainable future powered by renewables. It can be used in facilities that convert landfill gas or biogas into renewable natural gas. These facilities often have corrosive environments, and the material’s resistance to corrosion helps ensure long-lasting equipment and efficient conversion of waste gases into clean-burning fuel.

Sanicro® 35 can also be used in other renewable energy plants, including solar, wind and geothermal. Its durability prolongs the lifespan of equipment, reducing the need for frequent replacements and minimizing the environmental impact of manufacturing new equipment. By extending the lifespan of equipment in renewable energy, Sanicro® 35 reduces the need for frequent replacements. This translates to less mining of raw materials, less energy used in manufacturing new equipment, and less waste generated from disposing of old equipment.

Addressing material scarcity requires a proactive approach

As large-scale renewable energy adoption continues to pick up, there will also be the issue of material scarcity. Alleima is continuously investing in optimizing our production processes, leveraging automation and lean manufacturing principles to ensure efficient use of resources and timely delivery to meet the rising demand for its products. Caption = Our recent expansion of the Mehsana facility significantly boosted our production capacity for tubes and bipolar plates

Our recent expansion of the Mehsana facility significantly boosted our production capacity for tubes and bipolar plates. This strategic move strengthens our commitment to technologies that support clean energy solutions, particularly those aligned with India's National Green Hydrogen Mission.

The National Green Hydrogen Mission aims to position India as a global leader in green hydrogen production and utilization. At the core of this mission lies hydrogen electrolysis, a process that uses electricity to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. Notably, when the electricity comes from renewable sources like solar or wind, the generated hydrogen is "green" because it doesn't contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.

Within hydrogen electrolyzer technology, heat exchangers play a vital role. These components manage thermal conditions within the electrolyzer, ensuring efficient operation and preventing overheating. By providing high-performance tubes and bipolar plates, our expanded Mehsana facility has the potential to contribute to the development of more efficient and cost-effective electrolyzers, ultimately supporting India's Green Hydrogen Mission.

The Alleima way

At Alleima, we believe in the power of collaboration to drive sustainable progress. With India aiming to achieve 450GW of renewable energy by 2030, we believe in working together to achieve this ambitious goal.

From research and development to final product delivery, we partner with you to find the best solution that will address challenges and leverage opportunities.

As the world of energy continues to evolve, we will continue to leverage engineering ingenuity to drive impactful and sustainable innovations that make a real difference.

Contact us today to discuss how Alleima can be your partner in achieving clean energy goals.