Oil refiner and petroleum products retailer Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is commissioning a demonstration hydrogen refueling station for heavy duty vehicles in Gujarat as part of its Green Drive to encourage a greater take-up of electric vehicles in India.
Engineering, procurement and construction is being provided by Nuberg and high pressure hydrogen storage is supplied by US-based FIBA Technologies Inc.
The fuel at the demo site will be sourced from an existing hydrogen generation unit and stored within a cascade system operating at 550 bar.
Jean-Christophe Poussin, FIBA’s International Sales Manager, comments: “IOC is becoming a major player in the hydrogen fuel sector. It has already established a hydrogen plant in Delhi to fuel buses; it has plans to have 15 fuel-cell powered buses operational in the second half of 2021; and has signed a pact with Greenstat Norway for setting up a Centre of Excellence on Hydrogen.
“This is FIBA’s first project with Nuberg and IOC, the first of what we hope will be many with the three companies working together.”