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India is all set to build the first indigenous hydrogen-fuelled electric vessel at cochin Shipyard

The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways will build the first indigenous hydrogen-fuelled electric vessels at Cochin Shipyard Limited. This hydrogen fuel cell vessel is based on Low-Temperature Proton Exchange Membrane Technology and is expected to cost around ₹17.50 crore.

 

Key Points:

  • A session which is titled Green Shipping in India – 2022 was organised by the Ministry in collaboration with the shipyard and The Energy and Resources Institute. 
  • The project will be carried out by Cochin Shipyard Limited in collaboration with the Indian partners. 
  • The groundwork has already begun, wherein CSL has partnered with KPIT Technologies Limited and Indian developers in the areas of power trains, Hydrogen Fuel cells, and the Indian Register of Shipping for developing rules and regulations for such vessels.
  •  Fuel cells that are fuelled by Hydrogen are an efficient, environmentally friendly, zero-emission direct current power source that has already been used in heavy-duty bus, truck, and train applications and are now implementing for marine applications.

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