Hydrogen Dual Fuel

*The average displacement for of HGV in urban cycle currently is 30-40%, giving direct CO2 tailpipe emission savings. We have recently had projects that have exceeded this example but is something we can advise on, when we have more information about the vehicle you are looking to convert.

No, the converted vehicle will either run as a standard diesel or with the hydrogen mixed diesel; the proportions of which are varied within the calibration to ensure that the performance with the carbon emission reduction matches that base vehicle.

We optimise the calibration of the engine so that when operating in hydrogen dual fuel, it will be at least as good as the base vehicle’s air-quality emissions, if not better. In most of our real-world emission tests NOx was reduced from 50-70% from the base vehicle.    

That depends on how many tanks we install. We will advise this when we have completed the conversion but typically for a two tank van system this will be about 150kg and a two tank HGV system will be 200kg.

That depends on the vehicle, and on an energy base will be very similar efficiency to the diesel use.

In principle we can convert any diesel vehicle however finding space for hydrogen and to make it worthwhile for the customer, we focus on commercial vehicles, from large vans upwards.

Yes we can, however as the technology will not make a lower standard vehicle meet the EURO 6 emissions, we do not find this is something customers want to do unless it is on a very specialist vehicle.

We normally supply the system so that if hydrogen is available in the tanks it will automatically run-in dual fuel mode. If you run out of hydrogen it will automatically revert to diesel.

Driving a hydrogen dual fuel vehicle is just the same as driving in conventional fuel. We give our customers driver’s some familiarisation training just they can understand the in-cab system etc. The hydrogen Refuelling supplier will do some training in how to refuel etc. 

No additional maintenance is required. A quick visual inspection on a monthly basis and a more thorough annual check over is all that is needed. 

Commercial Questions

We are developing technologies that are based on 100% hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles which will be zero emission and can provide more information about these R&D solutions upon request.     

Yes, please contact us to find out what is possible.

The two are not really the same as an all-electric battery vehicle or a fuel cell electric vehicle are zero-emission; both of which are very expensive. H2ICED® is certainly the cheapest way to start using hydrogen fuel to reduce carbon emissions across a fleet of vehicles. 

We can do this if you prefer, although we tend to find that customers have their own preference for the base vehicle supplier.  

Yes, we can either do the conversions at our factory in Liverpool or by working with local partners.

Hydrogen Refuelling

Hydrogen, like CNG and any combustible fuel, is not without risk. However, the risks associated with using hydrogen are far less than conventional gasoline and CNG. Furthermore, the upside to using hydrogen over conventional gasoline is substantial.

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and a renewable energy source. Thanks to its high energy density, hydrogen can power heavy-duty vehicles and meet zero-emission requirements, lower air pollution in congested cities and the health risks associated with fossil fuel related smog.

Filling up with hydrogen is very similar to any usual fuels, particularly gases like LPG and CNG. The filling nozzles are designed to allow the pressurised gas to transfer from the station to the vehicle safely. You connect the nozzle and the station manages the rest. Familiarisation training is available to ensure you’re happy with the process.        

Depending on the volume you need to fill, it takes typically less than 10 minutes, similar to filling with a liquid fuel.  

The hydrogen on board is stored at 350 Bar pressure.

If you’re looking to run a trial it is obviously cheaper and easier to use a public station, and there is a growing list of these. However, there are also options for you to install a small facility at your depot/site or if you are planning a fleet then there are a range of options and suppliers that could install a back-to-base facility for you.   

Your vehicles will still run on diesel so you’ll be able continue to use it until you can get access to hydrogen again. 

Industrial grade hydrogen is fine.

General Questions

We can offer a hydrogen fuel cell range extension (FC Rx™) solution if this is of interest.

We make the conversion kit to order so from the time of placing an order and paying the deposit we suggest customers allow about 6 months to have a completed vehicle conversion, depending on current schedule.

Our customer have not found that to be the case, other than potentially adding capital value to vehicle that the insurers may need to take account of.

We have up to date knowledge on what support funding options might be available at the time. We can also help you develop your business case for the investment in hydrogen based on total cost of ownership comparisons and the value added to your business from being at the cutting edge of carbon emission savings.

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