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LNG-powered bus launched in India

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Chart has announced that the first LNG-powered bus has been launched in India.

A ceremony was recently held in Thiruvananthapuram, State capital of Kerala, which was attended by dignitaries from the transport ministry and senior officials from Petronet LNG.

Chart’s supplied the cryogenic fuel storage tank for the LNG-powered bus. The 420 l capacity tank was engineered and fabricated in the US. It can store 190 kg of LNG, which can power the bus for up to 375 miles.

Mr Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, confirmed the government’s plans for the wider use of LNG, for rail and heavy haulage fuelling, to assist with India’s plans to meet its COP21 commitments.

In a statement, Chart acknowledged the contributions of Tata Motors, who developed the 50 seater bus, as well Option Engineering and Petronet LNG.

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