Pune

http://jdbapat.livejournal.com There is considerable discussion on road map for hydrogen economy in India. The plan prepared by the Central Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) primarily aims at introducing hydrogen as a fuel. However it is not clear from where that hydrogen will come. Do we have a commercial process for the production of hydrogen, suitable for Indian conditions ? Even if we have one in the future, what about the storage and distribution of hydrogen throughout the country ?
I think for a country like India, Nuclear Power is the best option for large scale generation and distribution. At this stage the cost of power produced by fuel cells does not suit our economy. However the situation is likely improve over next decade. India should search for biomass based fuels such as methanol, ethanol, biogas and so on: Dr J D Bapat