Indian Oil Corporation & Tata Motors have successfully launched the demonstration trials of India’s 1st Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus. Dr. R Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to Govt. of India in presence of Chairman & Board Members of Indian Oil flagged off the bus during the 47th Foundation Day Function of Indian Oil R&D on 10th March 2018 at Faridabad. The project is being executed under the partial financial support from DSIR and MNRE.
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 Indian Oil, 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 Indian Oil R&D. Indian Oil R&D Centre is the leading energy research centre in the country and has pioneered several cutting-edge technologies in the downstream petroleum sector.