Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri, flagged off India’s first green hydrogen fuel cell bus in Delhi on 25 September 2023.
- A total of 15 green hydrogen buses are planned to be operational by the end of 2023 as part of the project.
- The success of the green hydrogen project is seen as a potential means to transform India from being a net importer of fossil energy to becoming a net exporter of clean hydrogen energy.
- The hydrogen fuel-powered vehicle can be refilled in just a few minutes, similar in speed to filling an internal combustion engine with fossil fuel.
- The project for green hydrogen fuel cell buses is a collaboration between the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Tata Motors.
- Indian Oil has initiated operational trials of 15 fuel cell buses powered by green hydrogen on specific routes in Delhi, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh.
- Indian Oil has established a state-of-the-art dispensing facility at its R&D campus in Faridabad to refuel green hydrogen produced through electrolysis using solar PV panels.
Q.: Which two organizations collaborated on the project for green hydrogen fuel cell buses?
a) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Toyota
b) Tata Motors and Hyundai
c) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Tata Motors
d) Tata Motors and Suzuki
Ans : c) Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and Tata Motors