Designed for heavy duty applications
During the World Hydrogen Summit in Rotterdam, BEH2YDRO launched its 100% hydrogen engines for heavy duty applications.
BEH2YDRO is a joint venture between Anglo Belgian Corp. and CMB.TECH. After the successful launch of dual-fuel engines in September 2020, BEH 2 YDRO is now launching 100% hydrogen engines.
“With the launch of this mono-fuel hydrogen engine, we are taking another important step in the development of our BEH2YDRO engines. BEH2YDRO can now provide both dual-fuel and single-fuel hydrogen applications for a wide range of heavy industrial applications such as navigation, generators, locomotives, etc. Thanks to BEH2YDRO, we can already green much of the off-grid industry today. – Alexander Saverys, CEO of CMB.TECH.
The range of 100% hydrogen engines has been developed for heavy duty applications and has a power range from 1 MW to 2.6 MW. These hydrogen engines are available as 6 and 8 cylinder in-line engines and 12 and 16 cylinder V-engines. As the main drive or in combination with an alternator, they are a reliable and 100% environmentally friendly source of energy. environment for ships, drilling rigs or other marine applications. They are also suitable for driving locomotives.
According to the company, the most significant cost for a hydrogen engine is the supply and storage of hydrogen. Due to the lack of production volumes of these components, all valves, pipes and sensors are still quite expensive, but the company expects this to drop sharply in the coming years.
The engine settings are rather limited. You must be an engine expert to see the adjustments. The big cost is mostly in the gas tube to get the hydrogen to the engine in a safe and controlled way. We believe that this cost will drop sharply in the years to come, as soon as the volume of consumption increases.
In addition, BEH2YDRO hydrogen engines are extremely versatile as they have no problem with slight impurities in hydrogen. For example, they can also be used to recover waste hydrogen instead of burning it. BEH2YDRO 100% hydrogen engines use proven technology and are designed for efficient, long-term operation. In addition to their long lifespan, they are also very easy to maintain. This saves owners and operators time and money.
“We can speak of a real milestone here with the BEH2YDRO 100% hydrogen combustion engines,” said Tim Berckmoes, CEO of Anglo Belgian Corp. “Zero emissions combined with high efficiency and simplicity of concept for many applications.”
The BEH2YDRO joint venture between ABC and CMB.TECH combines the skills of a multi-fuel engine manufacturer with the knowledge of a leading shipping company. Many industries such as shipping, railways, and power generation need technologies to make the energy transition successful.