Home Current Affair October 2020 Petroleum Minister launched a trial run of Delhi's buses on Hydrogen-blended CNG (HCNG)

Petroleum Minister launched a trial run of Delhi's buses on Hydrogen-blended CNG (HCNG)


  • Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan (age 51 years) has launched a trial run of Delhi's buses on Hydrogen-blended CNG (HCNG). Besides, he has also an inaugurated IndianOil's compact reformer plant.
  • About Hydrogen-blended CNG,
    - HCNG is emerging as an excellent interim technology for achieving emissions reduction and import substitution.
    - It is produced through electrolysis of water, followed by high-pressure blending with CNG.
    - H-CNG blends can be produced directly from CNG, bypassing the energy-intensive electrolysis process and high-pressure blending costs.
    - The flexible and robust process allows the production of H-CNG on-site, in less severe conditions, and under low pressure
    - It provides a higher yield H-CNG mixture by up to 4% to 5% compared to CNG's input quantity.
    - The cost of H-CNG production by the above process is about 22% cheaper than conventional physical blending.
    source: pib

Published On : 21 Oct 2020

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