Adani Group plans to invest over $50 billion in green hydrogen and associated ecosystems for a capacity of up to three million tons of green hydrogen annually.
Adani Enterprises signed an agreement on Tuesday with India’s automotive manufacturer Ashok Leyland and Canada’s clean energy fuel cell solutions provider Ballard Power to make hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks (or FCETs). These will be used for mining logistics and transportation, according to a Reuters report.
The pilot project will be led by Adani Enterprises. The Canadian company will supply 120 kW PEM fuel cell technology, while the Indian truck maker will take care of the vehicle and technical support for the project. The FCET launch is expected this year in the country.
According to another report by India Today, the hydrogen-fuelled truck will weigh 55 tons, have three hydrogen tanks, and a 200-km working range.
“This experience of handling hydrogen as a fuel for commercial fleet not only prepones the advent of hydrogen technology for the mining and logistics sector in the country but will also enable other businesses to opt for long-term sustainable solutions transitioning fleets in ports, airports and in their industrial operations,” Vinay Prakash, Director, Adani Enterprises, and CEO, Adani Natural Resources, said.
Adani Group plans to invest over $50 billion in green hydrogen and associated ecosystems for a capacity of up to three million tons of green hydrogen annually. Earlier this month, the government approved a Rs 174.9 billion incentive plan to promote green hydrogen.