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Indian Cars Will Run On Green Hydrogen In Coming Times As It Is The Cheapest Fuel: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

Produced through the electrolysis of water using renewable electricity to generate hydrogen and oxygen, Green hydrogen can help solve energy security and decarbonization of India’s economy.

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari

Indian cars will soon run on green hydrogen, said Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India Nitin Gadkari at a session titled 'Satta Ka Highway' on Chaupal event in Delhi

"Indian cars will run on green hydrogen in coming times as it is the cheapest fuel. The prices of electric cars will become cheaper in the near future. Today, considering the menace of stubble burning, we will give priority to bio-CNG. We need to empower the farmers and workers in the country," Gadkari said.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has been batting for green hydrogen as a transport fuel, with an aim to make India a country that will not be dependent on imports of petrol and diesel. Earlier this month the minister opined that cement and steel industries should begin using green hydrogen as energy instead of coal for production in order to protect the environment and increase production at the same time.

Produced through the electrolysis of water using renewable electricity to generate hydrogen and oxygen, Green hydrogen can help solve energy security and de-carbonization of India’s economy.

All major economies in the world have put up their strategies around green hydrogen. Green hydrogen, produced from renewable sources, plays a crucial role in low-carbon development. It can substitute fossil fuels used in industries including transportation, fertilizers, chemicals, petrochemicals, refineries, and steel units.

Prime Minister Modi, addressing the nation during his Independence Day speech announced the setting up of the National Hydrogen Mission with the aim of India becoming the new global hub of hydrogen and also its largest exporter.

India has taken bold steps towards meeting its Paris Climate Change (COP21) commitments and exponentially increasing renewable energy capacity. Already achieving emission reduction of 28% over 2005 levels, against the target of 35% by 2030 committed in its NDC (nationally determined contributions). India is anticipating that 80-85% of the country’s electricity demand will be met from renewable sources by 2050.


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