ARAI seminar on Hydrogen to focus on green fuels' role as a carbon neutral fuel for internal combustion engines 

ARAI is closely working with the auto industry to provide development support for hydrogen vehicles by way of component and engine testing, R&D projects and more.

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ARAI seminar on Hydrogen to focus on green fuels' role as a carbon neutral fuel for internal combustion engines 

The Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) has organised a one-day seminar on Hydrogen as a Carbon Neutral Fuel for internal combustion engines (ICE) at its Kothrud campus in Pune.

ARAI is closely working with the auto industry to provide development support for hydrogen vehicles by way of component and engine testing, R&D projects, and consultancy as well as establishing the hydrogen cylinder testing facility in its greenfield project at Takwe. ARAI through the Technovus platform is also encouraging startups in the hydrogen energy space.

The government is giving a thrust to green hydrogen, with a total outlay of Rs 19,700 crore for the green hydrogen mission in the Union Budget 2023, with the aim to transition towards cleaner energy and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. The government has set a target of production of 5 million tonnes of green hydrogen production by 2030.

The Seminar will focus on various burning issues related to hydrogen including hydrogen standards and regulations, H2 engine development, fuel system components as well as fueling infrastructure. Furthermore, the other topics that will be highlighted include Hydrogen for stationary power generation, Virtual development for Hydrogen engines, Hydrogen safety and its handling, and Hydrogen policy and economics.

Anuradda Ganesh Chief Technical Advisor and Director, Cummins Technologies was there as the Chief Guest and was presided by  Reji Mathai Director, Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). 

Dr. S. S. Thipse, Sr. Deputy Director and HoD, Powertrain Engineering at ARAI  said that ARAI is gearing up for infrastructure upgrade for the certification of Hydrogen ICE engine and fuel cell vehicles. “This will enable the process of certification of vehicles to ensure their safety and emission compliance in the field“, said Thipse.

Some of the other eminent speakers participating in the day-long seminar are Krishnan Sadagopan, Senior VP, Ashok Leyland, and Independent Director, who will be focusing on Hydrogen as a Fuel for I C Engines, Alok Sharma, Executive Director, CHT, who will be sharing the road map for various facets of hydrogen, status, and challenges. The seminar will also have K U Ravindra, Vice President, Engineering, Bosch, talk ok on developing Fuel System H2 engines. Abhijit Phadke, Director, Lab and Test Operations, Cummins Tech Centre India will speak on Powering the Future of Hydrogen Adoption with Simulation. For more details on the seminar schedule see this:

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