Essar Group to invest Billions towards Decarbonisation and Sustainable Growth

Essar Group to invest Billions towards Decarbonisation and Sustainable Growth

Sustainable growth and Decarbonisation

In a bold move towards sustainable growth and Decarbonisation, the diversified conglomerate Essar Group has announced plans to invest billions of dollars in several groundbreaking initiatives, including the establishment of a green hydrogen plant, the world’s first green refinery, and the development of an LNG and electric ecosystem to decarbonise long-haul heavy trucks.

Addressing delegates at India Energy Week in Betul, Prashant Ruia, Director at Essar Capital, outlined the company’s strategic vision. With a substantially lighter balance sheet following the repayment of Rs 1,40,000 crore of loans over the past four years, Essar Group boasts a robust revenue stream exceeding Rs 1 lakh crore from its existing businesses.

Ruia emphasized Essar’s commitment to sustainability and its dedication to driving climate-conscious growth in India and beyond. The company’s initiatives are anchored around three core themes: decarbonisation, decentralisation, and digitalisation, reflecting its ambition to shape a greener future.

Investments in Green Infrastructure

Essar Group is set to make significant investments in green infrastructure:

– Green Hydrogen Plant and Green Refinery: The conglomerate will invest $3.6 billion to establish one of the world’s largest low-carbon (blue hydrogen) plants and the world’s first green refinery. Further details about these projects are yet to be disclosed.

  – Gujarat Green Hydrogen Project: Essar plans to develop a 1 gigawatt green hydrogen project in Gujarat, contributing to the expansion of renewable energy infrastructure in the region.

  LNG and Electric Ecosystem: Essar is committed to building an LNG and electric ecosystem that decarbonizes long-haul heavy trucks, promoting cleaner transportation solutions.

In addition to its investments in green infrastructure, Essar Group is actively producing gas using coal seams from a block in West Bengal, further enhancing its commitment to sustainable energy solutions.

As India emerges as the world’s fastest-growing and third-largest economy, Essar Group aims to lead the charge towards a greener, more sustainable future. By investing in ecosystems for sustainable growth, Essar is poised to play a pivotal role in fulfilling climate commitments and promoting green economic development.

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