NOC, KU partner to produce hydrogen fuel cells

Nepal Oil Corporation and Kathmandu University sign an agreement to jointly study the possibility of producing hydrogen fuel cells, on Friday, January 8, 2021.

Kathmandu, January 10

The Nepal Oil Corporation has signed an agreement with the Kathmandu University to commercially produce hydrogen fuel cells.

The two organisations signed an agreement to study the possibility of developing the fuel cells at the university on Friday.

The corporation’s spokesperson Binit Mani Upadhyaya says the university will provide technical assistance to the corporation in developing policies about hydrogen fuel cells, their production, storage, and distribution.

The corporation’s Executive Director Surendra Paudel says this effort is a first of its kind in Nepal. If the attempt is successful, it will utilise the electricity produced within the country whereas it will be easier to replace fossil fuels currently being imported from India.

The fuel cells will also be useful in producing chemical fertilisers and medicines.

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