A new memorandum of understanding has been revealed today (June 7) between IndianOil and the Gujarat Government that will see India’s first hydrogen dispensing facility as a clean fuel initiative at IndianOil’s Gujarat Refinery, the company said.
This facility is aiming to fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and hydrogen buses that will be in operation between Vadodara and Kevadia/Sabarmati Ashram.
In providing the dispensing facility, a hydrogen infrastructure will be built in the surrounding region helping to ramp up hydrogen development and projects in regard to transportation.
This follows on from the recent India H2 Alliance’s six-point agenda which includes the construction of 10 hydrogen valleys across the nation to accelerate hydrogen adoption.
Lastly, India should form a Bharat hydrogen industrial group to leverage hydrogen for decarbonisation efforts in steel, refineries, fertilisers and cement industrial clusters and separate Bharat hydrogen heavy-duty freight transport group.
This would be focused on hydrogen commercialisation in railways, trucking and shipping recognising the different hydrogen infrastructure requirement in both groups.
Shri Vijaybhai Rupani, Chief Minister of the Gujarat Government, said, “As a result of the transparent policies, acceleration of ‘Ease of Doing Business’ and favourable environment for industries.
“Gujarat, in spite of the covid pandemic has for the fourth year in a row, maintained its number one position as the highest recipient of FDI in the country.”
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