Bengaluru: The nation’s premier analysis institute, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and the Analysis and Growth Centre of Indian Oil Company Restricted have entered into an settlement to develop biomass gasification-based hydrogen technology know-how in order to supply affordably-priced gas cell-grade hydrogen.
Beneath this MOU, IISc and IndianOil will work collectively on the optimisation of each biomass gasification and hydrogen purification processes. The developed know-how will likely be scaled up and demonstrated at Indian Oil’s R&D Centre at Faridabad.
Hydrogen generated from this demonstration plant will likely be used to energy gas cell buses as a part of an even bigger venture being conceived by Indian Oil in the direction of ushering within the nation’s hydrogen financial system.
“The present initiative of manufacturing gas cell grade hydrogen from biomass is one other step by Indian Oil along with the IISc, to deliver hydrogen gas into India’s mainstream vitality matrix whereas utilising the agrarian strengths of the nation,” Indian Oil Company’s Director (R&D) Ramakumar mentioned after signing the MoU.
He added that the know-how envisaged below this programme wouldn’t solely present a cleaner vitality choice for India however can even be a step in the direction of addressing the problem of biomass waste.
Ramkumar claimed that hydrogen is a promising clear and inexperienced various to standard fossil fuels.
“Hydrogen-based gas cell know-how is a sustainable inexperienced mobility resolution for India. Gas cell electrical autos are powered by hydrogen and emit solely pure water as tailpipe emissions. Gas cell know-how for an automotive software requires ultrapure hydrogen with impurities lower than ppb degree,” he defined.
The IOC director acknowledged that Indian Oil Company has been pioneering hydrogen analysis within the nation and has just lately launched trials on 50 buses in Delhi utilizing hydrogen-CNG as a gas, based mostly on Indian Oil’s patented single-step reforming know-how.
Talking on the event, IISc’s Director G. Rangarajan acknowledged that analysis for utilising biomass, which might go a good distance in assembly de-carbonisation wants.
In the meantime the Centre for Sustainable Applied sciences and presently the Chair on the Interdisciplinary Centre for Vitality, Prof S. Dasappa acknowledged that the hydrogen manufacturing know-how based mostly on biomass gasification developed by IISc includes processes for producing hydrogen-rich syngas from biomass and separation of hydrogen from syngas.
“The Institute has labored extensively on biomass gasification and developed an revolutionary course of for the manufacturing of hydrogen-rich syngas. It has been demonstrated in a small-scale prototype on the IISc campus,” he mentioned.
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