India to Have Hydrogen Ready for Transport Sector by 2020

BARC scientists believe they will be ready by 2017 with design and materials required for a 600 MW high temperature nuclear reactor (thermal) for hydrogen production.

Published: 16-Jul-2007

Mumbai, July. 16 -- India will be ready with Hydrogen fuel for its transport sector as a major alternative to fossil fuels by 2020, according to scientists.

Hydrogen will be ready in terms of production, storage and supply chain to be used in the transport sector by the end of the next decade, they said.

Various laboratories in the country are developing different technologies of production, storage and transportation and "we are sure that by 2020, India can use hydrogen as an alternative fuel," Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Director S Banerjee said.


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