Oil India Limited completes beta demonstration of hydrogen powered bus

Oil India Limited completes beta demonstration of hydrogen powered bus

DIBRUGARH: Oil India Limited (OIL), India’s second largest National Exploration & Production Company, is a beta demonstration of a hydrogen-powered bus developed by Ohm Cleantech Private Limited under Pune’s OIL’s “Startup Nurturing, Enabling and Handholding (SNEH)” program. Has been completed. On June 25th, the OIL press communiqué was announced in Maharashtra. Built with a 60kW PEM fuel cell engine, the 9-meter bus powers the electric drive and releases water to the exhaust, providing a minimum range of 450km.

The demonstration has already commissioned a 99.999% pure green hydrogen plant to Jorhat, Assam in April 2022, so this demonstration will add another feather to OIL’s green hydrogen hat. Towards sustainable production and deployment of the Net Zero Roadmap to help the Prime Minister of India and the northeastern states of India achieve energy independence.

SC Mishra, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of OIL, said this is a major step towards zero emission mobility within OIL and in northeastern India. Together with technology partners such as OhmCleantech and h2ePower, which can establish electrolysis and fuel cell manufacturing plants in the northeast, OIL will play a key role in achieving India’s energy goals. “We plan to deploy this bus for Green Kajiranga Tourism by the end of this year to welcome tourists to this zero-emission travel experience,” Mishra said. He added that the green hydrogen needed for the bus comes from OIL’s green hydrogen plant in Jorhart.

At the event, OhmCleantech Director Bhavana Mayur said: Our partners, h2ePower, Nuvera and EKA Mobility, are confident in achieving hydrogen mobility. “This project reflects EKA’s vision of helping reduce emissions and providing passengers and drivers with a great driving experience,” said Sdale Mefta, Chairman of EKA Mobility. We are proud to be able to participate in. It has revolutionized the public transport system in India and abroad. ”

NUVERA, h2e Power Systems Pune, USA, along with EKA Mobility in FC bus development, is OHM’s leading partner, and NUVERA product manager Kedar Murthy confirms NUVERA’s commitment to the Indian market from Boston, USA. Did.

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