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Dr. Karen Landmark

Chair of the Board Greenstat Asia GREENSTAT ASA

Dr. Karen Landmark is the Director for Strategy & Business Development in Greenstat ASA, and Chair of the Board, Greenstat Asia. She holds a PhD in Management and Sustainability, and has worked with sustainability related issues for the last 20 years, both in the private sector and through R&D. She is particularly interested in the complexities of big transitions and in how we can approach the global challenges holistically and just, caring for both people and the planet.

Dr. J P Gupta

Environment Committee
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Managing Director
Greenstat Hydrogen India Private Limited

Dr. Jeevan Prakash Gupta is a widely traveled, skilled Policy Maker and Strategic Planner. He has contributed widely towards policy-making in various companies and the Government of India. He has done his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Canada, Toronto in 1985, M.Tech. in Process and Plant Design from IIT, Delhi in 1971 where he took the First Rank and a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from LIT, Nagpur in 1969 where he was a Gold Medallist. He has experience in the Oil and Gas Sector, Petrochemicals, Polymers, Specialty Chemicals, Sugar, Distillery, Fertilizers, Pesticides, Pharma, Mechanical and Processing Equipment, Water Management, Water Treatment Processes, Environmental Processes and Environment Impact Assessment - Water, Air Emissions and Solid Waste, apart from teaching and research. He has skills in the areas of Formulation of policies and programmes, General management, Strategic planning and management of large businesses, Joint ventures, setting up of new businesses, Setting up grass-root large projects, teaching, and Research-and-Development.

Knut Linnerud


Mr Knut Linnerud is the general manager of Greenstat Asia. Linnerud has an Executive Master of Management and a Master in Architecture. He has led the Norwegian hydrogen cluster, Arena H2Cluster since its inception, in his previous job. He is a serial entrepreneur and has developed several companies with good success over the years. In recent years, Linnerud has specialized in sustainable growth and competitiveness, renewable energy and hydrogen. Linnerud is dedicated in his work with business development, based on a deeper understanding of the interdependencies between sustainable energy at the macro level, the technology opportunities and the important local needs in different countries and market segments.

Knowledge Book Summary

The announcement of National Hydrogen Energy Mission in the Union Budget of India 2021-22 is an indication of India's potential in building capacity to become the cheapest hydrogen producer in the world by 2050. This summit is a step forward in the mission and aims to meet climate challenges through a consolidated approach and timely interventions, ahead of UNFCCC at Glasgow in November 2021.

This book can be read as an overview of the potential benefits of using hydrogen as an energy carrier that can be produced from all energy sources in the context of India’s ambitions for increased growth in renewables and the government's willingness to take a lead role in combating climate change.

The book is a starting point for further developing a national road map for hydrogen that supports a stronger and faster energy transition beyond India’s current climate change initiatives, growth in renewables and policy initiatives.

The book leans on ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan’ – the government's call for selfreliance emphasising that becoming selfreliant doesn’t advocate a self-centred system. As stated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, in India’s self-reliance, there is a concern for the whole world’s happiness, cooperation and peace. The cooperation within the country and globally for better livelihood for the poor is key to real self reliance philosophy.

In the first few chapters, discussion focuses on the energy situation in India today and the renewable energy prospects. It further describes major roadblocks to renewable energy adoption, challenges in achieving renewable energy targets before starting to approach hydrogen as a potential master key for green energy transition and holistic societal development.

In the continuation, an overview of the different market segments for hydrogen has been delineated. In particular, an overview has been presented for transportation, industry, energy, maritime, stationary application before it concludes with the argument that there is a great potential in sector coupling to make hydrogen more cost-efficient.

Further, a brief discussion pertaining to different technologies and readiness levels necessary to develop a hydrogen economy and the importance of hydrogen safety and regulations has been included.

Towards the end, a potential way forward for India has been suggested for harnessing the power of hydrogen and capitalise on the value creation. The way forward would need a strong alliance between industries, academia, R&D institutes and government to catalyse the process of making hydrogen as the fuel of the future. The above alliance will have to work on challenging mindsets, bringing collaborators, finding alternatives and most importantly, formulate guidelines and policies for harnessing the power of this green fuel for reducing the impacts of climate change and promote AatmaNirbhar Bharat. We support the idea of an International Hydrogen Alliance, building on the success of the International Solar Alliance and the benefits of a strong global collaboration on hydrogen.

The Knowledge Book is the result of over 6 months dedicated work of the GreenStat Hydrogen India Pvt. Ltd. with Indian Knowledge Partners, especially Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and Indian Hydrogen Alliance (IH2A).