Liverpool based Ulemco is developing a 100% hydrogen-powered engine for a truck, in partnership with Innovate UK. Using a Volvo FH16 for the project, the vehicle technology company is modifying a traditional combustion engine, at a time when most of the talk seems to be about moving towards electric powered vehicles. According to Ulemco, this should speed up the adoption of the technology in the commercial vehicle sector.
The prototype vehicle should offer at least 300HP and have an unladen range of around 185 miles. Ulemco have already proved their worth in this field, with the successful trials of dual fuel hydrogen vehicles such as Aberdeen City Council’s road sweeper.
CEO of Ulemco, Amanda Lyne said: “We are hugely excited about the potential for hydrogen fuel as a route to faster achievement of zero carbon emission in commercial vehicles.With this mega low-emission demonstrator, we are showing that 100% hydrogen fuel in combustion engines is a practical and cost-effective option. It sits well alongside the hydrogen dual-fuel conversions that we have already implemented commercially.”