Green hydrogen is the ‘fuel of the future’, says Gadkari

After electricity, LNG and ethanol it’s the turn of hydrogen to get the nudge from the government to be positioned as fuel for mobility of the future. Speaking at the inauguration and foundation stone laying ceremony of six national highway projects in Goa, Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways said, “Green hydrogen is the fuel of the future.”

Green hydrogen is produced by splitting water using electricity generated from solar panels or through wind turbines. When produced using fossil fuels, it is not classified as green hydrogen.

“Toyota has brought a car from Japan for me which runs on green hydrogen. I am going to drive it on a pilot (basis) in Delhi. And the green hydrogen required to run it will be procured from the Indian Oil outlet in Faridabad,” Gadkari added.

Hydrogen as a fuel for mobility is a long-term concept for Indian automobile manufacturers who are currently busy with electric vehicle technology and related product development.

‘Zero emission’
Hydrogen is known to be the cleanest fuel used for powering vehicles as it has zero tailpipe emissions.

India has committed to spending $200 million over five to seven years to promote use of hydrogen, making it the government’s first concrete announcement since Union Budget 2021 that talked about the National Hydrogen Mission.

The Hindu businessline
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