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India gets first hydrogen fuelling station

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It looks like Arnie might have to build an intercontinental hydrogen highway, with the news that India is getting its first hydrogen fuelling station in Delhi.

Eden Energy’s subsidiary Hythane has got the nod to build it from IndianOil, with the project set to cost around $1 million.

Scheduled for completion in the fall of 2008, the station will produce, store, blend, and dispense Hythane® as well as hydrogen to power natural gas vehicles, including buses, cars, and trucks. Hythane® is a patented mixture of hydrogen and natural gas that provides a dramatic reduction in nitrous oxide emissions, a source of harmful photochemical smog.

India has set a target of having at least 20% of all vehicles operate on hydrogen-based fuel by 2020–an estimated one million vehicles. Along with other hydrogen fuel projects Eden is undertaking in India, the United States, and Europe, the Delhi station is seen as a springboard for commercial rollout of Hythane® worldwide.

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