Green move! Indian Army receives first Hydrogen fuel cell bus

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POK and Kashmir News
Indian Army receives first hydrogen fuel cell bus

New Delhi, May 27: In a major step towards going green, the Indian Army on Monday received its first hydrogen fuel cell bus.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Army and the IOCL in presence of General Manoj Pande, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) and Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman of Indian Oil. The MoU emphasised the commitment to fostering innovation and advancing sustainable transport solutions for the future.

During the event, one Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus was received by the Indian Army.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology offers a clean and efficient alternative by converting Hydrogen gas into electricity through an electro-chemical process. The process leaves water vapour as the only by product, thus ensuring zero emission.

The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus has a seating capacity of 37 passengers. It promises an impressive mileage of 250-300 km on a full 30 kg onboard tank of Hydrogen fuel.

Notably, on 21st March 2023, the Indian Army became the first government entity to ink an MoU with National Thermal Power Corporation Renewable Energy Limited for installation of Green Hydrogen based Microgrid Power Plants along the Northern Borders. A pilot project is being setup at Chushul, where a 200 Kilo Watt Green Hydrogen based Microgram will provide 24×7 clean electricity to troops deployed in inhospitable terrain and extreme climatic conditions.