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100% hydrogen heavy-duty engine launched at World Hydrogen Summit
© BEH2YDRO
100% hydrogen heavy-duty engine launched at World Hydrogen Summit
© BEH2YDRO

100% hydrogen heavy-duty engine launched at World Hydrogen Summit

BEH2YDRO has launched its 100% hydrogen engines for heavy-duty applications today (May 9), at the World Hydrogen Summit in Rotterdam.

Following BEH2YDRO’s launch of dual-fuel engines in September 2020, the joint venture between ABC Engines and CMB.TECH is now delivering a ‘combustion engine on 100% hydrogen’ with suitability for marine applications as well as locomotives.

Read more:BeHydro launches long-awaited dual-fuel engines

The new hydrogen engine delivers 100% clean energy, with no emissions such as carbon (CO2), nitrogen (NOx), sulphur oxides (Sox) or soot particles, H2 View understands.

The innovative engine range has a power range from 1MW to 2.6MW, with options of 6 and 8-cylinder in-line engines and 12 and 16-cylinder V-engines.

The joint venture has also praised the engine’s versatility, with waste hydrogen recovery, and an ‘optimised air/gas mixture that reduces component heat up’. It states that using ‘proven technology’ these units are designed for both long-term and efficient operation.

Tim Berckmoes, CEO at ABC Engines said, “We can speak of a real milestone here with the BEH2YDRO combustion engines on 100% hydrogen! Zero emissions together with high efficiency and simplicity of concept for numerous applications.”

BEH2YDRO has also claimed that there is no use of scarce raw materials like lithium, zinc, cobalt or platinum in its engine.

Alexander Saverys, CEO at CMB.TECH, also enthused, “With the launch of this monofuel hydrogen engine we are taking an important next step in the development of our BEH2YDRO engines.

“BEH2YDRO can now supply both dual fuel and mono-fuel hydrogen applications for a wide range of heavy industrial applications such as shipping, gensets, locomotives. Thanks to BEH2YDRO we can already green a large part of the off-grid industry today.”

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