US Hybrid selected by Mi-Jack to develop hydrogen-powered RTG cranes

Ideanomics subsidiary US Hybrid has been selected by Mi-Jack to convert a rubber tire gantry (RTG) crane from diesel to hydrogen.

US Hybrid is managing all procurement, engineering and design work relating to the hydrogen propulsion kit and alongside sourcing a hydrogen fuel cell system from Hyundai Motor Corp, will locally manufacture core components including the hydrogen storage tanks and cooling systems.

All manufacturing, assembly and system testing will occur at US Hybrid’s engineering facility in Torrance, California. Mi-Jack will install the hydrogen propulsion kit into the RTG crane at its Illinois facility, with US Hybrid providing all necessary engineering diagrams and on-site support.

Macy Neshati, Chief Commercial Officer at Ideanomics, said it was “a dream project” for engineers to be tasked with coming up with a zero-emission way to power a very big and energy intensive piece of machinery.

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