The German Aerospace Centre (DLR) is joining forces with Deutz to develop new hydrogen-based solutions for construction equipment and agricultural machinery.
Inking an agreement on Thursday (August 26), the duo said such effort is part of a wider “green construction site” focus through which they hope to transform existing technologies into those that are carbon free.
News of the partnership comes shortly after Deutz unveiled a brand-new hydrogen engine to help accelerate the rollout of low and zero emission drive systems.
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On the effort, Professor Karsten Lemmer, Member of the DLR Executive Board, said, “As part of an intensive collaboration process, research and development expertise is being brought to bear to come up with new solutions to specific real-world challenges.
“Formats such as the DLR.InnovationHub, and the partnerships that result from it, are how the DLR fulfils its mission of turning research into commercially viable innovations.”
Dr. Ing. Markus Müller, DEUTZ’s Chief Technology Officer, added, “The cooperation agreement with the DLR is an important milestone in our development activities.
“The aim is to speed up progress in making hydrogen drives viable for the off-highway segment, and we will be combining our expertise and R&D capabilities to achieve this.”