Indian Army to conduct hydrogen fuel cell bus trials with IOCL

The hydrogen fuel cell bus can cover 250-300 km on a full tank of hydrogen (30 kg).

The Indian Army has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) to trial hydrogen fuel cell bus technology. 

A hydrogen fuel cell bus was recently handed over to the Indian Army in the presence of General Manoj Pande, Chief of the Army Staff and Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman of Indian Oil. The bus can seat up to 37 passengers. It can cover 250-300 km on a full tank of hydrogen (30 kg).

Hydrogen fuel cell technology is seen as a sustainable transport solution for the future. It uses hydrogen gas as fuel, which is converted into electricity through an electrochemical process. The only by-product of this process is water vapour.

Last year, the Indian Army signed an MoU with the National Thermal Power Corporation Renewable Energy Limited for the installation of Green Hydrogen-based Microgrid Power Plants along the northern borders. As part of this, a 200 kW Green Hydrogen-based Microgram was installed at Chushul. 

Source: ET Auto


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