The first green hydrogen fuel cell bus was launched by the Union Minister.


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According to Hardeep Singh Puri, India’s venture into clean and sustainable energy with hydrogen is truly important. He also expects India to soon become a major hub for both hydrogen production and export.

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched the first Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus (Photo Courtesy:
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched the first Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus (Photo Courtesy:

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri emphasized the importance of green hydrogen in promoting green economic growth and global clean energy transition. He reiterated the Prime Minister’s commitment to achieve energy self-sufficiency through electric mobility, a gas-based economy, and a dedicated mission for green hydrogen, as announced during a speech at Delhi’s Red Fort. had gone. This happened during the launch of the first green hydrogen fuel cell bus on Kartavia Path in New Delhi.

The event, which was attended by Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Labor and Employment Rameshwar Teli, MOP&NG Secretary Pankaj Jain and IndianOil Chairman SM Vaidya, launched a green hydrogen-powered vehicle in India. Officially started the transportation. Hardeep Singh Puri, in the presence of various stakeholders, explained how hydrogen-powered buses are an eco-friendly mode of transport, generating electricity from hydrogen and wind, using only water as a by-product. Is. He emphasized that hydrogen fueled buses are efficient and environment friendly. Puri also highlighted the government’s commitment to clean energy, with hydrogen and biofuels expected to increase global energy demand by 25 percent. India aims to become a world leader in green hydrogen production and exports.

Hardeep Singh Puri praised the collaboration between industry and government to position India as a hub for clean technologies and energy self-sufficiency. He mentioned the launch of the world’s first BS 6 electrified flex-fuel vehicle, which combines ethanol and electric power for improved efficiency. Puri also announced the launch of two hydrogen fuel cell buses, with plans to operate 15 more buses in Delhi NCR by the end of the year. He praised Indian Oil and Tata Motors for their work on indigenous fuel cell solutions. This project could transform India from a fossil energy importer to a clean hydrogen exporter. Rameshwar Teli highlighted the role of hydrogen in carbon-free economy and climate change mitigation, terming the launch as an important step in India’s commitment to green energy.

MOP&NG Secretary Pankaj Jain emphasized the importance of this moment in terms of technology and mobility, as the launch of the green hydrogen bus marks a shift away from conventional fuels for India. He praised Indian Oil for its innovative venture in hydrogen and encouraged school children to explore these green technologies, recognizing their role in moving away from internal combustion engines.

IndianOil Chairman SM Vaidya highlighted hydrogen as a game-changer in India’s pursuit of net zero emissions by 2070, in line with the National Green Hydrogen Mission. He reiterated IndianOil’s commitment to sustainable mobility solutions and acknowledged the support of the Government of India and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Vaidya also mentioned the deployment of 15 fuel cell buses in Delhi NCR to collect performance data, covering a total distance of 3 lakh km to assess the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of the entire value chain. had gone. This initiative represents an important step towards a greener and more sustainable future for India.

First Published: 26 Sep 2023, 10:41 IST

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