100% Solar Powered Airport in India Adding On-Site Green Hydrogen Plant and Fueling Station

Feb. 21, 2024
The 1,000 kW green hydrogen plant will be initially utilized to power various airport vehicles to help reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions within airport operations

The Cochin International Airport in India, known for being the first fully solar-powered airport in the world, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) to establish an on-site 1,000 kW green hydrogen plant and fueling station at the airport.

Under the agreement, BPCL will oversee the installation of the hydrogen plant and fueling station, provide technology, and manage plant operations. Cochin Airport will provide the required land, water, and clean energy resources to complete the project.

The initial hydrogen output from the project will be utilized to power various airport vehicles to help reduce emissions within airport operations. In total, Cochin Airport hopes to achieve net zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2040.

BPCL expects the hydrogen plant and fueling station to be completed and operational in 2025.