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The Latest Nation to join the Hydrogen Party


India’s first hydrogen-powered buses on Delhi roads from November

Jul 05, 2019 09:13 IST
Sweta Goswami | Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi will be the first city in the country to roll out hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas (HCNG) buses
for public transport from November.

As a pilot project, 50 CNG buses of the existing 5,521 fleet of state-run buses and will be retrofitted with HCNG instead.

On Thursday, the Delhi government along with Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) began work to set up India’s first semi-commercial HCNG station which they said will be ready by October.

“Performance of these buses will be analysed every week by IOCL and the International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT). Our assessment says that HCNG buses also give 3-4% fuel economy improvement. They reduce carbon footprint. However, there is no reduction in nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions,” said SSV Ramakumar, Director (R&D), IOCL.

Bhure Lal and Sunita Narain of the Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority (EPCA), who were also present at the stone-laying ceremony at Rajghat-I depot, which is going to be turned into an HCNG station for this project, said IOCL is already working on a separate project to find a way in reducing NOx emissions. “Besides, the corporation should not only test HCNG on the 50 BS-IV buses, but also in the new BS-VI buses which will arrive in Delhi next year. This will make the use of HCNG more futuristic,” said Narain..... more

DI's H2 Scholars have ANOTHER country to call!

Lots of work for the Scholars. Get Busy.

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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 05:53 PM

1. Another example of the government making the people pay for their pet project

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