India’s First H2ICE Technology
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), in partnership with vehicle companies such as Ashok Leyland, has launched India’s first Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine (H2ICE) technology for heavy-duty trucks. The launch took place during the India Energy Week 2023 in Bengaluru and was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Developing H2ICE Technology
As part of RIL’s net carbon zero vision, the company has been developing this unique technology in collaboration with its vehicle partner Ashok Leyland and other technical partners. The first engines running on this technology were tested in early 2022. The H2ICE technology minimizes carbon emissions and delivers superior performance compared to conventional diesel trucks.
Advantages of H2ICE Technology
The H2ICE technology will reduce noise levels and lower operating costs significantly, making it a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution for the road transportation sector. The emission levels of H2ICE-powered trucks will be near zero, delivering performance on par with conventional diesel trucks and reducing noise.
Validation and Deployment
Reliance will first extensively test and validate the H2ICE technology for heavy-duty trucks before deploying it commercially, initially across its captive fleet. The company is also pursuing the opportunity to create an end-to-end hydrogen ecosystem for mobility.
Net Carbon Zero Vision
RIL’s net carbon zero vision aims to develop and deploy technologies that reduce the carbon footprint of its operations and help transition the world to a low-carbon future. This launch of H2ICE technology is a step towards achieving that goal and redefining the future of green mobility.
RIL’s launch of H2ICE technology for heavy-duty trucks marks a significant milestone in the transition to a low-carbon future. This unique, indigenously developed technology delivers superior performance, reduces noise levels, and lowers operating costs. With extensive testing and validation, this technology will soon be deployed on the roads of India, leading the way in green mobility