Jack Bloem MSc
- Heavy Duty Trucks
Additional research is needed in the short term to accelerate the implementation of hydrogen combustion in order to achieve the climate objectives. To this end, a public-private partnership will have to be started. The associated innovation foundation in Helmond (including the Innovation Centre for Sustainable Powertrains) as an important part of the Brainport Region is ready.
If you are interested in cooperating to accelerate the implementation of hydrogen for internal combustion engines, please contact Jack Bloem
The use of hydrogen as a fuel in internal combustion engines can play an important role in the energy transition linked to climate agreements. We still have a long way to go to realise the Paris Climate Agreements. Liquid and gaseous energy carriers will continue to be needed as fuels in certain heavy applications, such as aviation and shipping, road traffic with heavy, energy-intensive and demanding deployment patterns.
Summarising the impact of hydrogen in heavy-duty internal combustion:
Opportunities exist to introduce hydrogen quickly and to speed up sustainability significantly in the short term, especially in HD (high power & heavy duty) engines in the transport and industry sectors. Since the combustion of hydrogen releases only water, no CO2, a limited amount of NOx and requires no emission after-treatment, it is a very sustainable technology. An additional advantage is that hydrogen can be refuelled quickly. And with sufficient pressure, hydrogen has a high energy density and is therefore suitable for long-distance transport.
See below or download the infographic Hydrogen for internal combustion engines in heavy equipment.