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IndianOil and Indian Army Collaborate for Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus

Published on May 29, 2024
Current Context: On May 27, 2024, the Indian Army received a state-of-the-art green hydrogen fuel cell bus from the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) at an event held at the National War Memorial, India Gate, New Delhi.
IndianOil and Indian Army Collaborate for Green Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus
  • This initiative is part of the Indian Army’s commitment to exploring and adopting innovative technologies that enhance operational capabilities while ensuring environmental sustainability.
  • This landmark event was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IndianOil and the Indian Army.
  • The purpose of this initiative is to promote hydrogen and fuel cell technology for heavy-duty e-mobility.
  • The Indian Army will conduct trials with the green hydrogen fuel cell bus, positioning itself as a pioneer in evaluating this technology in collaboration with Indian Oil, the premier energy company of India.
  • Hydrogen fuel cell technology uses hydrogen gas as fuel, which is converted into electricity through an electrochemical process, leaving water vapor as the only by-product, thus ensuring zero emission.
  • This aligns with the Indian Army’s commitment to becoming a ‘green army’, which includes the phased induction of electric vehicles in ‘peace stations’ across the country since 2022.

Question:

1. What is the purpose of the Indian Army’s initiative with the green hydrogen fuel cell bus?

  • A) To promote diesel technology for heavy-duty e-mobility
  • B) To promote hydrogen and fuel cell technology for heavy-duty e-mobility
  • C) To promote solar power for heavy-duty e-mobility
  • D) To promote wind energy for heavy-duty e-mobility
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