Water to soon act as fuel for buses and tractors

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 21 February 2019

“This will help to conserve the environment. It will also help the farmers to cultivate their farms at a low cost,” said Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam.

Mumbai: The State Environment Department has signed an MoU with a company named Jimpex Bio-Technology to receive the supply of tractors and buses which run on water as fuel, which is called H2 fuel cell technology. The department is going to organise a demo in the next two-three days in Mumbai.

Jimpex Bio-Technology was found in India in 2001, as an organisation for research, development and designing on natural science and engineering based on science-intensive and radically new techniques and processes for renewable energy and co-generation system technology.

The company recently invented vehicles which can run on water instead of using petrol or diesel as a fuel. This company will supply the tractors and buses which can run on water. 

The MoU states that the H2 kit is climate proof and free from hazardous emissions. Also, there is no risk factor after installation of H2 kit in any kind of engines. “It is assured that there will be no damage to person or machine/engine or any property, the MoU said.

The said technology combines hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity, heat and water. The fuel cell will produce electricity as long as Hydrogen is supplied, never losing its charge. The technology claims to produce no waste and hazardous products.

“This will help to conserve the environment. It will also help the farmers to cultivate their farms at a low cost,” said Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam.

Rs 6,000 cr to stop pollution in rivers

  • The Environment Department signed another MoU with the same company to reduce the pollution of rivers. The department finalised 22 rivers for the project. 
  • “The government had a plan to stop the pollution in the rivers and clean the river. There is a provision of Rs 6,000 crore and the proposal has been sent to the NITI Ayog. As soon as election code of conduct ends, the work on the rivers will begin,” said Kadam.

‘No Nanar in Konkan’

  • Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam said that the oil refinery project at Nanar in Konkan will not be allowed. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced after the sealing alliance with Shiv Sena that the proposed Nanar oil refinery will be relocated. 
  • Kadam said that the project will not be allowed anywhere else in the coastal region. A notification cancelling the Nanar refinery project will be issued before the code of conduct for the Lok Sabha polls comes into effect, he said.

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