FARIDABASD , MARCH 12:
IndianOil Corporation Tata Motors successfully launched the demonstration trials of India's first hydrogen fuel cell bus. Dr R Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to Govt of India (GoI) in the presence of Chairman and Board Members of IndianOil flagged off the bus at the 47th Foundation Day function of IndianOil R&D on MARCH 10 , 2018 at Faridabad.
The project is being executed under the partial financial support from DSIR and MNRE.
The fuel of the future
Hydrogen is considered to be the fuel of the future and using the fuel cell technology, very high efficiencies can be achieved with water as the only component in the exhaust.
To be fuelled at nation's 1st hydrogen dispensing facility at R&D Centre of IndianOil, the vehicle would be subjected to long duration trials to understand the durability and efficacy of the fuel cell technology for mobility applications.
The occasion also marked the inauguration of the Fuel Cell laboratory at IndianOil R&D. IndianOil R&D Centre is the leading energy research centre in the country and has pioneered several cutting edge technologies in the downstream petroleum sector.