India’s top refiner has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to develop and demonstrate biomass gasification-based hydrogen generation technology.
IndianOil said the process will help produce fuel cell grade hydrogen at an affordable price and accelerate the company’s journey towards a sustainable hydrogen economy.
Welcoming the initiative, IndianOil Chairman Shrikant Madhav Vaidya said this collaboration will be a step forward in the generation of green hydrogen and strengthen the promising foray made by IndianOil’s R&D teams in the hydrogen economy landscape.
Hydrogen will emerge as the ultimate solution for a sustainable energy future, he added.
Giving details about the MoU, Dr. SSV Ramakumar, Director of R&D at IndianOil, said IndianOil and IISc will jointly work for the optimisation of both biomass gasification and hydrogen purification processes.
The technology will be scaled-up and demonstrated at IndianOil’s R&D Centre at Faridabad.
The hydrogen generated from the plant will be used in fuel cell buses as part of the corporation’s larger aspiration to usher in hydrogen economy in the country.