December 05, 2022

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NTPC issues tender for hydrogen fuel cell-based pilot projects

NTPC issues tender

NTPC issues tender for hydrogen fuel cell-based pilot projects

NTPC India’s leading power generator has issued a tender an expression of interest (EoI) for hydrogen fuel cell-based pilot projects. NTPC is looking out to further strengthen its footprint in clean and green fuel. The bids last date of submission is July 10, 2021, and will open on July 10. Let us know more about NTPC issues tender details. 

The State-run company plans these bids for setting up electrolyzers in Delhi and Leh to fuel zero-emission vehicles with green hydrogen. NTPC said in a statement “Through the projects, NTPC is looking to further strengthen its footprint in green and clean fuel. NTPC will collaborate for implementation and further commercialization of the projects.” It wants to explore the practicality of replacing the generators with hydrogen-based fuel cell electrolyzer systems in the applications and also to create products and solutions that are an alternative to diesel generators.

It has also planned for a fuel cell-based backup power system and a microgrid with hydrogen production using an electrolyzer. This pilot projects will be located at NTPC premises in Noida, Uttar Pradesh and its guest house will be in Simhadri, near Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is planning to test new hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric vehicles to reduce the carbon footprint in the environment. NTPC is planning to procure such vehicles for pilot projects. International automakers like Toyota and Hyundai motor, and India’s Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland, KPIT technologies have shown interest in the initiative.

Working of Fuel cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV)

Unlike the battery-powered electric vehicles which use the battery pack as the main fuel, these FCEV’s uses battery packs only to start and store the energy generated from the regenerative braking of a vehicle. Hydrogen is used as the main fuel in FCEV’s so it does not require plug-in charging for battery packs but they need refilling of hydrogen fuel.

Also, Read Key Components of a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Car

Indian Oil Corporation issued tender for 15 fuel cell electric buses

Recently, the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has issued a tender for 15 hydrogen polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell electric buses to be supplied at its research and development centre in Faridabad, Haryana.

The successful bidders must supply 15 homologated buses. The electric buses must be nine-meter-long buses, and five must be 12 meters long. The buses must be designed as per the climatic conditions as per the Delhi-National Capital Region.

Assam issued tender for 50 new electric buses

To promote public transport in the State, last year the State government of Assam issued a tender for 50 new electric buses. In that 40 will be air-conditioned and 10 will be non-AC buses. The Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) made a proposal, as per the proposal, the interested bidders should make an earnest money deposit (EMD) of Rs 1 crore latest by September 1, 2020.

NTPC invited tenders for the operation of 90 e-buses in Bengaluru

The NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN) has invited bids last year for the operation of 90 electric buses as a ‘Limited Tender’ bidding basis. The operation of these electric buses will be a period of 10 years in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

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