India’s Adani Enterprises (AEL) and Ashok Leyland and Ballard Power have entered into a contract to start a pilot project to create a hydrogen fuel cell electric truck (FCET) for the logistics and transportation of mining equipment.
Ballard will supply the fuel cell engine for the Adani-led project, and Ashok Leyland, an Indian truck manufacturer, will supply the project with vehicles and technical support. In India, the FCET is expected to debut in 2023.
The Adani Group, headed by Asia’s richest man Gautam Adani, intends to invest more than $50 billion over the next ten years in green hydrogen and related ecosystems, with a capacity of up to 3 million tons of green hydrogen per year, according to AEL.
The Indian government recently approved a $2.11 billion incentive program to promote green hydrogen and earlier this month set green hydrogen consumption goals for specific companies.