Denmark has announced the Green Fuels Alliance India (GFAI) initiative, aiming to strengthen collaboration between the two nations in the sustainable energy sector and advance their shared global objective of achieving carbon neutrality. Spearheaded by the Danish Embassy and the Consulate General of Denmark in India, this strategic alliance focuses on playing a key role in advancing the Green Fuels sector, particularly Green Hydrogen, by promoting innovation, cooperation, and partnerships between Danish industries and their counterparts in India.
The primary goal of GFAI is to stimulate sustainable energy growth in India by creating an ecosystem that fosters collaboration among businesses, government entities, research institutions, and financial stakeholders from both Indian and Danish sectors.
Nine influential Danish organizations, including Maersk, Topsoe, Umwelt Energy, Mash Makes, European Sustainable Solutions, Novozymes, Danfoss, Brdr. Christensen, and Hydrogen Denmark, have already committed to the GFAI initiative as founding members. The GFAI advisory board includes members from the India Hydrogen Alliance, Energy Consortium at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, the Danish Energy Agency, and State of Green.
The timing of the GFAI announcement aligns with India’s ambitious goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2070, while Denmark, having secured the top spot in the global Climate Performance Ranking 2024, is on track to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. This initiative reflects the commitments outlined in the Green Strategic Partnership (GSP) signed in 2020 between India and Denmark, focusing on meeting both countries’ ambitious climate targets.
Ambassador of Denmark to India, H.E. Freddy Svane, is hopeful that such an international collaboration has the potential to greatly aid the global green transition. “Our planet needs action. The Tamil Nadu investors summit is happening at this very important junction. Danish companies bring skills to the green transition globally. Happy to see the special efforts through the Green Strategic Partnership to inspire India in her endeavours of greening its development. The Green Fuels Alliance India is powering initiatives within the energy transition. May our joint contributions be significant and inspirational,” he said.