Dr. R.K. Malhotra

Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry

Director General

R.K. Malhotra is presently Director General of the Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI). Earlier he was on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation Limited as Director (R&D) for four years and was holding charge as Chairman at the time of superannuation in 2014. Dr. Malhotra has more than 41 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, out of which over 37 years were at the R&D centre of IOCL where he worked at various levels in the areas of refining technologies, lubricant technologies, automotive testing, tribology, alternative energy (bio-energy, hydrogen and fuel cells), nanotechnology, gasification technologies, and economic policy research, etc. He has authored/presented over 200 research papers and holds 138 patents granted in India and abroad. He is also the Chairman of the Divisional Council of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), responsible for formulating specifications of petroleum, coal, and related products in India; Chairman of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) Committee for formulations of emission standards for gensets; and Chairman of the Research Council of CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum. He is represented on the academic as well as research councils of University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES). Dr. Malhotra is also the Member of the Governing Body of LPG Equipment Research Centre and also of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Research Councils of IOCL and HPCL. He is the President of Hydrogen Association of India. He earlier held positions of President in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAEIndia), Indian Chapter of International Council of Combustion Engines (CIMAC), Tribology Society of India, and the Indian Chapter of National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI), USA. He was bestowed with Rudolf A. Erren Award (2012) by the International Association of Hydrogen Energy (IAHE). He also received "Global Excellence Award" for his contributions in Renewable energy sector and also the IIT-BHU Alumni Award for excellence in R&D. Dr. Malhotra is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT, BHU, and Ph.D. from IIT, Delhi.

Sessions With Dr. R.K. Malhotra

Wednesday, 20 October

  • 04:35pm - 05:05pm (IST) / 20/oct/2021 11:05 am - 20/oct/2021 11:35 am

    Innovation Agora

    Building a Global Green Hydrogen Hub in India

    Live Stream

    Hydrogen is gaining momentum in India’s energy transition. With the announcement of the National Hydrogen Mission in 2021, India aims to become a green hydrogen hub backed by ambitious renewable capacity additions. This will require technological advancements in all forms of hydrogen production, storage, and transportation. IHS Markit expects green hydrogen to be cost-competitive with blue hydrogen production by 2030 in developed economies. What are the key focus areas for India to consider to make the National Hydrogen Mission a reality? Are there any early technological sign posts that are promising for reducing hydrogen costs? How can existing business models and infrastructure support initial uptake of hydrogen in India? What should India do to create reliable supply-chains to manufacture critical components, such as electrolyzers?