India’s first green hydrogen fuel cell public bus to run from Monday (25 September) at Kartavya Path. Hardeep Singh Puri, who is the Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and also looks after Housing and Urban Affairs, will officially start the first-ever Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus in Delhi on September 25th.
India’s First Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus
India’s first green hydrogen fuel cell public bus is set to start running from Monday on Kartavya Path in Delhi.
The bus is part of Indian Oil’s efforts to operate 15 fuel cell buses powered by green hydrogen on designated routes in Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh.
What is green hydrogen and why is it important?
Green hydrogen is produced using renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power. It is considered a low-carbon fuel, as it does not produce any greenhouse gas emissions when burned. Green hydrogen is a versatile fuel that can be used in a variety of applications, including transportation, power generation, and industrial feedstock.
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How does a fuel cell bus work?
A fuel cell bus uses a fuel cell to convert green hydrogen and oxygen into electricity. The electricity then powers the bus’s motor. Fuel cell buses have several advantages over battery-powered electric buses, including longer ranges and shorter refuelling times.
Benefits of fuel cell buses
Fuel cell buses offer a number of benefits, including:
- Zero emissions: Fuel cell buses do not produce any tailpipe emissions, making them a clean and sustainable transportation option.
- Long range: Fuel cell buses have a longer range than battery-powered electric buses, making them ideal for long-distance travel.
- Short refuelling time: Fuel cell buses can be refuelled in just a few minutes, similar to gasoline-powered vehicles.
The future of green hydrogen fuel cell buses in India
The launch of India’s first green hydrogen fuel cell public bus is a significant milestone for the country’s transition to clean energy. The project has the potential to revolutionize the transportation sector in India and help the country achieve its climate goals.
The Indian government is supportive of the development of green hydrogen fuel cell technology. The government has announced a number of initiatives to promote the use of green hydrogen in India, including the National Green Hydrogen Mission.
The future of green hydrogen fuel cell buses in India is bright. As the technology continues to develop and become more affordable, we can expect to see more and more fuel cell buses on the roads of India.