JCB is preparing to showcase its new hydrogen combustion technology internationally at ConExpo in Las Vegas in March.
The new hydrogen combustion engine, which JCB is presenting as a zero-carbon emissions solution for construction and agricultural equipment, will be part of the International Fluid Power Exposition at Booth S837531 in South Hall 3.
JCB Chairman Lord Bamford is leading the project to develop JCB’s hydrogen technology.
“The JCB engineering team has made enormous strides in a short space of time to develop a hydrogen internal combustion engine and it already powers a JCB prototype backhoe loader and a Loadall telescopic handler,” said Lord Bamford. “As the first construction equipment company to develop a fully working combustion engine fueled by hydrogen, I’m delighted we are now able to present this technology on the international stage.”
JCB has a long history of involvement in environmental solutions such as its development of the world’s first battery-electric mini-excavator, the company said, and has been at the forefront of electric technology development to meet customers’ demands for zero-carbon products with its E-TECH range. JCB claims the largest electric line-up available in the construction industry.
JCB’s commitment to reducing emissions goes back nearly a quarter of a century and its latest diesel engines have already delivered a 97-percent reduction in NOx emissions since 1999 and a 98-percent reduction in particulates. The company said its diesel-powered machines 50-percent less CO2 compared with those manufactured in 2010. JCB will also showcase its clean diesel engine technology at its stand at ConExpo.