The National Hydrogen Energy Board, National Hydrogen Energy Board, has clarified the projects, production, storage, distribution and use of hydrogen, the first phase of the Hydrogen Energy Program. This program will receive 4,5 billion rupees (about 82 million euros) over three years.
At the same time, to public funding, collaborations are 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 said the hydrogen will be used quickly in the transport sector. Indeed, in 2005, the Indian oil company, Indian Oil Corporation, should launch for the public transport, Hyathane, a mixture with 10% of hydrogen with the compresses natural gas currently used, and by 2006 a mixture with 30% is planned.
Sources: The Hindu, 16 / 09 / 2004
Editor: ROBIC Erwan