Cochin International Airport and BPCL Collaborate for World’s First Green Hydrogen Plant at Airport Premises

Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) in Kerala has signed an MOU with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) to establish a green hydrogen plant on its premises, producing 1000 KW of power.

  • This project is recognized as the world’s first Green Hydrogen plant in an airport.
  • BPCL will be responsible for setting up the integrated Green Hydrogen plant and fueling station at Kochi airport, while CIAL will contribute land, water, and green energy resources.
  • The project aims to be completed early next year, with the initial output used for powering vehicles within the airport.
  • The MOU signing took place in Thiruvananthapuram, in the presence of State Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who is also the Chairman of CIAL.
  • Cochin International Airport is known for its commitment to green energy and is the world’s first airport to be fully powered by solar energy.
  • The airport currently has a cumulative installed capacity of 50 MW, generating two lakh units of power per day through big solar power plants and a hydel station.

Q: What makes the proposed project at Kochi airport unique globally?

a) Largest hydrogen plant in an airport
b) First Green Hydrogen plant in an airport
c) Most powerful hydrogen plant in an airport
d) First solar-powered airport

Ans : b) First Green Hydrogen plant in an airport

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