Cochin Airport signed MoU with BPCL to set up green hydrogen plant in its premises

A strategic collaboration between Cochin International Airport and BPCL has been undertaken for building a green hydrogen plant in the airport premises to bolster green energy initiatives.

Cochin Airport signed MoU with BPCL to set up green hydrogen plant in its premises

Cochin International Airport has signed a pact to build the world’s first green hydrogen plant and fueling station within the location of the airport setting. The substantive action is taken into account to establish the country’s first green hydrogen plant in an airport. This collaboration underscores CIAL’s commitment to green energy and would enhance a zero-carbon future in the aviation landscape.

According to the social profile of the Airport structure, CIAL has been renowned for its effective deployment of green energy through the installation of big solar plants and a hydel station and cumulatively has an installed capacity of 50 MW. The strategic ink has been done to set up a 1000KW pilot project at the airport premises.

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According to the collaborative agreement, BPCL will oversee the establishment of the integrated plant and fueling station at Cochin Airport, providing technology and managing the operations and CIAL, on the other hand, will provide suitable land, water, and green energy resources.

The initial energy produced by the plant will be used to power vehicles operating within the airport, contributing to a more sustainable transportation system.

 

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The MOU signing ceremony took place at the Legislative Complex in Thiruvananthapuram, with the distinguished presence of Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala and Chairman of CIAL alongwith Shri P. Rajeeve, Hon'ble Minister for Industries, Dr. V. Venu IAS, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Kerala, Shri G. Krishnakumar, Chairman & Managing Director, BPCL and other senior officials from both BPCL and CIAL.

Shri G. Krishnakumar, C&MD, BPCL, highlighted "The collaboration today is a pivotal moment in the journey towards sustainable energy solutions. At BPCL, we are committed to India's energy independence, strengthening the ambitious initiatives of ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat' and 'Vocal for Local'."

Under the agreement, BPCL will oversee the establishment of the integrated Green Hydrogen plant and fuelling station at Kochi Airport, providing technology and managing operations. The initial plant output will be harnessed to power vehicles within the airport.

This collaboration also marks the establishment of India's first Fuel Station with green hydrogen in Southern India, a significant milestone in sustainable fuel infrastructure.

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