Union Minister Jitendra Singh in Pune, unveiled the first hydrogen fuel cell bus made in India. Dr. Jitendra Singh referred to Green hydrogen as a superb clean energy vector that enables deep decarbonization of hard-to-abate emissions from the refining industry, the fertiliser industry, the steel industry, the cement industry, as well as from the heavy commercial transportation sector.
Hydrogen fuel cell bus: About the Event:
- The minister explained to the crowd that the Hydrogen fuel cell, which could be the most environmentally friendly form of transportation to date, uses hydrogen and air to generate electricity to power the bus.
- Hydrogen-powered vehicles offer a great way to get rid of the pollution produced by big commercial traffic on the road.
- The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus is the result of KPIT and CSIR-collaborative NCL’s development efforts.
Emission of CO2 by buses: About
- A single diesel bus operating on long-distance routes typically releases 100 tonnes of CO2 yearly, and there are over one million of these buses in operation.
- In India, there are over a million diesel buses, each of which generates 100 tonnes of CO2 annually as it travels long distances.
- In sharp contrast to heavy commercial diesel vehicles, which emit 12–14% more CO2 and particulate matter, fuel cell vehicles also produce zero greenhouse gas emissions.