India's First Hydrogen Bus: Union Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri 25th september Monday flagged off the country's first green hydrogen fuel cell bus on the duty route in Delhi. The government is planning to run 15 more fuel cell buses in the Delhi NCR region. He said that hydrogen is considered the fuel of the future, which has immense potential to help India meet the decarbonization target and the global demand for hydrogen is expected to increase four to seven times to 500-800 million tonnes by 2050.
He said domestic demand is expected to increase four times from the current 6 million tonnes to 25-28 metric tonnes by 2050. PSUs under the Petroleum Ministry will be able to produce about 1 MMTPA of green hydrogen by 2030.
Puri said, "This bus running on green hydrogen is going to change the face of urban transportation in the country. I will monitor this project closely and wish you all the best for successfully executing this project of national importance. The Ministry has taken pioneering initiatives in the field of green hydrogen and we are accelerating our efforts to produce and use green hydrogen in refineries."