GAIL signs MoU with Bloom Energy for fuel cell power generation

Posted on:23 Aug 2016 09:47:46
GAIL signs MoU with Bloom Energy for fuel cell power generation
23 August 2016 Current Affairs: State-run GAIL (India) Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with California-based Bloom Energy for developing natural gas-based fuel cell power generation.

This would be a technology which will have less pollution. We want this to be implemented in places like even our Parliament and also in areas like Andaman and Nicobar, where people are hugely dependent on diesel for power generation.

The agreement was signed by GAIL chairman and managing director B C Tripathi and Bloom Energy chief executive K R Sridhar.

The new technology converts fuel into electricity through an electro-chemical process and the use of water is less too in this mode of power generation.

The average cost of commercial power generation would be in the range of Rs 13 per unit, compared to a higher cost depending on diesel.

Pradhan added that this sort of clean energy would be a solution to pollution that cities like Delhi are facing. Highlighting the importance of gas-based power.

Recently, the Delhi government came up with odd-even formula for cars to tackle pollution. But coal-based power projects like Badarpur pollutes the city more in a year, that the entire four wheelers pollute the city in 17 years.

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