India has inaugurated its first solar-powered hydrogen fueling station, featuring a SmartFuel® station supplied by Air Products. The station, located at the Solar Energy Centre near Delhi, generates 100% ‘green’ hydrogen from solar energy via an electrolyser. The station is part of a public transport bus fueling and vehicle demonstration programme, managed by the National Institute of Solar Energy. The project implementation is being executed by the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, and is entirely funded by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

‘This project is an important, progressive step towards unlocking the potential of hydrogen as sustainable transportation fuel and alternative energy source, not just for India but the rest of the world,’ says Ravi Subramanian, Asia Business Development Manager for Hydrogen Energy Aystems at Air Products.