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  India   All India  09 Jul 2019  Supreme Court seeks IOC reply on HCNG pilot plan

Supreme Court seeks IOC reply on HCNG pilot plan

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 9, 2019, 2:57 am IST
Updated : Jul 9, 2019, 2:57 am IST

The court was told that EPCA believes this technology is extremely promising.

Supreme Court of India (Photo: PTI)
 Supreme Court of India (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to submit a report on its pilot project using Hydrogen enriched Compressed Natural Gasas as fuel — considered to be environmentally better fuel — as it was told that the HCNG could be supplied from the existing CNG outlets.

The green bench of Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Deepak Gupta directed the submission of the report on pilot project in two months as senior counsel and amicus curiae Aprajita Singh pointed to the court about EPCA favouring hydrogen enriched CNG.

 

As Aprajita Singh mentioned the HCNG as a fuel, Justice Gupta said that in Tokyo they were switching over to Hydrogen fuel before the Olympics that the city would host next year.

The court asked the oil marketing company to submit report in two months time. The top court had earlier direc6ted the release of `15 crores for undervaluing the pilot project for the use of hydrogen enriched CNG  as a fuel.

The court was told that EPCA believes this technology is extremely promising .

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