India: hydrogen energy projects authorized

India's National Hydrogen Energy Board has clarified plans for the production, storage, distribution and use of hydrogen for the first phase of the Hydrogen Energy Program. This program will receive 4,5 billion rupees (approximately 82 million euros) over three years.
At the same time, with public funding, collaborations are being sought with the private sector, such as Tata Sons, Mahindra & Mahindra or the Confederation of Indian Industry. SK CHOPRA, adviser to the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energies, specifies that hydrogen will quickly be used in the field of transport. In fact, in 2005, the Indian oil company, Indian Oil Corporation, is expected to launch for public transport, Hyathane, a 10% mixture of hydrogen with the compressed natural gas currently in use, and by 2006 a 30% mixture. is planned.

Sources: The Hindu, 16 / 09 / 2004
Editor: ROBIC Erwan

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