Ulemco is developing what it claims is the world’s first 100% hydrogen-powered combustion engine for a lorry. The Liverpool-based vehicle technology firm is converting a Volvo FH16 to run solely on hydrogen. It is expected to be on the road later this year. Rather than using a hydrogen fuel cell and electric motor combination, already used in vehicles today, Ulemco said the modification of a traditional truck engine will simplify the potential of hydrogen and help speed up its adoption […]
The use of hydrogen as a fuel for trucks is being trialled in the Netherlands, with a 27-tonne rigid being operated in retail logistics.
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has claimed hydrogen is the best alternative fuel option for HGV operators looking to cut carbon emissions and will play a major role in the future of heavy haulage.
There is growing support for the view that green hydrogen made with renewable electricity could play a key role in decarbonising heavy road transport, but it should not be seen as a “silver bullet” that will address all the industry’s carbon concerns.