Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas inaugurated IndianOil’s compact reformer plant and launched
the trial run of Delhi’s buses on Hydrogen-blended CNG (HCNG).
HCNG is a hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas (CNG).
In Delhi, instead of physically blending hydrogen with CNG, hydrogen spiked CNG will be produced using
compact reforming process patented by Indian Oil Corporation.
o H-CNG blends can be produced directly from CNG, bypassing the energy-intensive electrolysis process and highpressure blending costs.
o The flexible and robust process allows the production of H-CNG on-site, in less severe conditions, and under low
o It provides a higher yield H-CNG mixture by up to 4% to 5% compared to CNG’s input quantity.
o The cost of H-CNG production by the above process is about 22% cheaper than conventional physical blending.