In March, govt may launch a green hydrogen pilot project with Toyota: Nitin Gadkari
Government is collaborating with Toyota to create a Green Hydrogen-based pilot project in India, which could begin as early as 15-16 March
Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, has stated that the government is working with Toyota, the Japanese automaker, to create a Green Hydrogen-based pilot project in India. According to Gadkari, the government may begin work on the project by the 15th or 16th of March.
Nitin Gadkari previously stated that he drives a car powered by hydrogen produced from wastewater treated in Faridabad. In an attempt to "convince" people that vehicles can run on hydrogen produced from wastewater, the Union Minister said, "I've bought a pilot project car that would run on green hydrogen produced in an oil research institute in Faridabad. I would take a ride in the city to make people believe."
The minister further noted that the country currently imports petrol, diesel, and petroleum products worth Rs 8 lakh crore every year. "If the country continues its consumption like this, then its import bill will rise to Rs 25 lakh in the next 5 years," he added.
Noting that the country will become 'Atmanirbhar' (self-reliant) with the introduction of flex-fuel engines in vehicles, Gadkari said, "MD's of Toyota Motor Corporation, Suzuki and Hyundai Motor India has assured me that like Brazil, America, and Canada, the vehicles in our country will run on 100 percent bio-ethanol, which produced by our farmers, instead of 100 percent petrol."