Oil India Limited completed beta demonstration of the hydrogen powered bus developed by Ohm Cleantech Private Limited under ‘Startup Nurturing, Enabling and Handholding (SNEH)’ programme of OIL in Pune, Maharashtra on 25th June.
The 9-meter Bus built on a 60kW PEM Fuel Cell engine will power the electric drive and provide for a minimum range of 450 km while emitting water in the exhaust.
The demonstration adds another feather to the Green Hydrogen hat of OIL as the company has already commissioned a 99.999% pure Green Hydrogen plant in Jorhat, Assam in April 2022.
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The efforts are in the direction of pursuing Zero Emission and Green Hydrogen targets set forth by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, and towards sustained production and deployment of the Net-Zero roadmap that will help the North-Eastern states of India attain Energy Independence.
SC Mishra, CMD, OIL said that this is a major step towards zero-emission mobility within OIL and also in the North-East India.
With technology partners like Ohm Cleantech and h2e Power who can set up manufacturing plants for Electrolysers and Fuel Cells in the North East, OIL will play an important role in fulfilling India’s energy targets.
We intend to deploy this bus for Green Kaziranga Tourism by the end of this year to welcome tourists to this zero-emission travel experience.
He added that the Green Hydrogen required for the bus will come from OIL’s Green Hydrogen plant in Jorhat, Assam.
NUVERA of USA, h2e Power Systems Pune are the key partners to OHM along with EKA Mobility in developing the FCBus and NUVERA’s product Manager Kedar Murthy, speaking from Boston USA confirmed NUVERA’s commitment to the Indian market.
He added, our alliance with h2e Power and theirgroup company OHM Cleantech has so far seen the delivery of India’s first Hydrogen Forklift and now we will deliver the bus. We look forward to participating in India’s quest to clean mobility.