Ricardo is developing a hydrogen combustion engine that could offer a renewable, economic and durable technology solution to accelerate net-zero emissions in heavy duty trucks, off-highway machines and marine vessels.
The environmental, engineering and strategic consulting company today (29th April) said it believes that in creating this new hydrogen fuelled engine, it could support decarbonise global transport and energy sectors.
The prototype will be tested in a state-of-the-art engine development facility at the University of Brighton with the aim to evaluate the performance, efficiency and emissions of the engine.
In addition to this, the test programme will assess the hydrogen engines feasibility as a future multi-cylinder engine which could be taken into production for Ricardo’s global customers.
Adrian Greaney, Director of Technology and Digital at Ricardo Automotive, said, “Green hydrogen has a critical role to play in our future energy and transport systems, particularly in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from hard to decarbonise sectors such as long-haul trucks, off-highway machines and marine.
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“We are working with a range of clients on hydrogen and renewable fuels to reduce carbon emissions in these challenging sectors.
“This exciting project with the University of Brighton on hydrogen engine technology sits alongside our developments in hydrogen fuel cell systems to deliver cost effective, clean and efficient solutions for our global clients.”