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India’s First Indigenous Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ferry

India’s First Indigenous Hydrogen Fuel Cell Ferry:

Prime Minister of India flagged off India’s first indigenously built hydrogen fuel cell ferry boat in virtual.

  • The hydrogen cell-powered inland waterway vessel launched under the Harit Nauka initiative.
  • The vessel’s flagging off was a key component of a major program that involved the foundation stone laid for a ₹17,300-crore project, including the outer harbor at the V.O. Chidambaranar Port.
  • The vessel has been built at the Cochin Shipyard.
  • It will make urban mobility smooth and easy through inland waterways. The vessel underscores the pioneering step for embracing clean energy solutions and aligning with the nation’s net-zero commitments.
  • Hydrogen fuel cells are a clean, reliable, quiet, and efficient source of high-quality electric power.
  • They use hydrogen as a fuel to drive an electrochemical process that produces electricity, with water and heat as the only by-products.