Oil and Gas PSUs have formed a hydrogen corpus fund: Rameshwar Teli
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Oil and Gas PSUs have formed a hydrogen corpus fund: Rameshwar Teli

Few R&D projects have also been undertaken by OGPSUs using green hydrogen for fuel cell based mobility

  • By ICN Bureau | August 09, 2022

Oil and Gas PSUs  have formed a Hydrogen Corpus Fund to fund R&D on various facts of Hydrogen including its application as an automotive fuel, says Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Rameswar Teli in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.  

The Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Rameswar Teli said, "Government has announced a National Hydrogen Mission (NHM) in 2021, which inter alia includes development of Hydrogen as a fuel for transportation. Various Research and Development (R&D) activities on Hydrogen are undertaken by Oil and Gas PSUs (OGPSUs). Further, OGPSUs have formed a Hydrogen Corpus Fund to fund R&D on various facts of Hydrogen including its application as an automotive fuel. Few R&D projects have also been undertaken by OGPSUs using green hydrogen for fuel cell based mobility."

Government has supported projects involving Research, Development & Technology Demonstration. Some of these projects are Hydrogen fuel based two wheelers, developed and demonstrated by Banaras Hindu University whereas Hydrogen fuel based three wheelers have been developed and demonstrated by Banaras Hindu University, IIT Delhi, and Mahindra & Mahindra.

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) patented Hydrogen Spiked Compressed Natural Gas (H-CNG) technology has been demonstrated at Rajghat Bus depot on 50 BS-IV compliant commercial CNG buses as part of joint study with Indraprastha Gas Limited.

Government has also promoted setting up of LNG stations on National Highways, golden quadrilaterals, etc. for promotion of LNG in long distance transportation.

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