In a significant step towards sustainable transportation, India has rolled out its inaugural clean-hydrogen-fueled fuel cell bus. This bus debuted in Delhi, the nation’s capital, this September. The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas will operate this bus. It is part of a pilot program to traverse specific routes within the National Capital Region.
In addition, Indian Oil’s Chairman, Shri S M Vaidya, has emphasized that these buses will collectively cover a substantial 300,000km within Delhi. This initiative will also evaluate the overall effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of the hydrogen value chain.
Furthermore, this Delhi bus marks the beginning of the Indian government’s broader initiative. It encompasses operational trials of 15 fuel-cell buses on designated routes throughout Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh.
Moreover, India has set ambitious energy goals, striving for energy independence by 2047 and net-zero emissions by 2070. The nation aims to increase the use of renewable energy sources. It also positions itself as a global leader in clean hydrogen production and distribution.
By 2030, India has set its sights on a clean hydrogen production capacity of at least 5m metric tons annually. It will be accompanied by an energy capacity addition of approximately 125 gigawatts, as articulated by government authorities.
According to Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas & Labor and Employment, Shri Rameswar Teli, this mission is dedicated to building a sustainable Green Hydrogen ecosystem within the country.
In conclusion, Hydrogen will be crucial in transitioning to a carbon-free economy and mitigating climate change.
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