Only a year and a half after it was scheduled to open, the first hydrogen-dispensing station in India should be up and running this fall. The hydrogen will be supplied by Eden Energy Ltd, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Hythane Company LLC. The station will be located in "the heart of Delhi at one of India's busiest natural gas fuelling stations," according to Gasworld. Alongside the hydrogen, Eden Energy will sell Hythane, that patented blend of hydrogen and natural gas.
According to the AutoblogGreen search box, it's been over a year since we last mentioned hythane. I guess we can say with some certainty that hythane is not the green fuel of choice these days. What hythane is is a blend of hydrogen and natural gas, so I'm certain that there is a portion of our readership that will claim this fuel isn't green at all. Fair enough. Still, this cleaner-burning version of natural gas for vehicles has been used for many years around the world.
Several years ago, the Indian supreme court mandated that all public vehicles in Delhi, should be converted to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) as means to fight the rising pollution levels. In turn all of the government operated buses, motorized rickshaws, taxis and other vehicles as well as many private vehicles have been converted to CNG. There are now hundreds of CNG filling stations in the capital city. The city of Delhi now has the largest CNG fleet in the world.
Volvo announced last week a prototype flexible fuel engine that can burn five different types of fuel: E85, methane (made from either natural gas or plant sources, so Volvo is counting this as two fuels), regular petrol gasoline or hythane, (which is 10 percent hydrogen and 90 percent methane). The vehicle, called the Multi-Fuel, was unveiled at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum, the "international sustainable mobility event".