Kathmandu University and Nepal Oil Corporation have signed an agreement on 25 February 2021 to initiate the project “Technology Transfer and Local Adaptation for developing NOC as a hydrogen fuel producing and distributing company”. With reference to the MOU signed previously on 8th January 2021, NOC had approved the project proposal on 7th February 2021. As a part of academic-institution and government corporations’ collaboration, both institutions have consented to cooperate in the field of green fuel and energy sector development. The major objectives of this project are:
- Recommendations for Policy guideline for Green Hydrogen for Government of Nepal emphasizing production, storage, end-use of Green Hydrogen as future fuel for Nepal.
- Establish a ‘Center for Green Hydrogen’ at Kathmandu University for academic and research engagement within a broader interest of business development possibilities.
- Develop a demonstrative pilot project for production of green hydrogen fuel and conduct tests for its commercial use in transportation sector.
Er. Deepak Baral, Director of Supply and Distribution Department from NOC and Dr. Damber Bahadur Nepali, Dean, School of engineering KU signed on the agreement to this effect on behalf of respective institutions.
The project will be for 2 years period and total grants from NOC for this project is 50 Million NPR. The project will be executed by Green Hydrogen Lab.
Focal Person/Points of Contact at KU
Biraj Singh Thapa, PhD,
Asst. Prof., Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel