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BEH2YDRO launches 100% hydrogen engines for heavy-duty applications at World Hydrogen Summit in Rotterdam
Rotterdam, 9 May 2022 – At the World Hydrogen Summit in Rotterdam, BEH2YDRO launched its 100% hydrogen engines
for heavy-duty applications. These innovative, zero-emission engines are ready to use and will allow the industry to further engage in 100% sustainable and environmentally friendly development.
BEH2YDRO is a joint venture between ABC and CMB.TECH.
After the successful launch of dual-fuel engines in September 2020, BEH2YDRO is now launching 100% hydrogen engines.
“We can speak of a real milestone here with the BEH2YDRO combustion engines on 100% hydrogen ! Zero emissions together with
high efficiency and simplicity of concept for numerous applications.” – Tim Berckmoes, CEO of ABC Engines.”
Operating on 85% hydrogen gas and 15% conventional fuel, they make the owner or user less dependent on fossil fuels and reduce CO2 emissions
by as much as 85%! They can also be used flexibly when hydrogen is (temporarily) not available.
100% hydrogen engines
In recent years, however, BEH2YDRO has not rested on its laurels and has been working hard on an additional, completely new range of
100% hydrogen engines.
The pioneering BEH2YDRO hydrogen engines deliver 100% clean energy. They emit no harmful emissions such as carbon (CO2), nitrogen (NOx) or soot particles. In addition, they are non-toxic and:
- no use is made of scarce raw materials such as lithium, zinc, cobalt, platinum, rare earths, … ;
- Avoid environmental damage caused by the extraction of scarce raw materials;
- they do not cause any damage to human health;
- the by-products are completely safe (the emissions consist of water vapour and air sucked in).
They also have a long service life, thanks to an optimised air/gas mixture that reduces component heat-up.
“With the launch of this monofuel hydrogen engine we are taking an important next step in the development of our BEH2YDRO engines. BEH2YDRO can now supply both dual fuel and mono-fuel hydrogen applications for a wide range of heavy industrial applications such as shipping, gensets, locomotives, etc.
Thanks to BEH2YDRO we can already green a large part of the off-grid industry today.” – Alexander Saverys, CEO CMB.TECH.
Power and utilisation
The innovative 100% hydrogen engine range has been developed for heavy duty applications and has a power range from 1 MW to 2.6 MW. These hydrogen engines are available in 6- and 8-cylinder in-line engines and 12- and 16-cylinder V-engines. As a main drive or in combination with an alternator, they are a reliable and 100% environmentally friendly source of energy for ships, drilling rigs or other marine applications. They are also ideally suited for driving locomotives.
In addition, the BEH2YDRO hydrogen engines are extremely versatile because they have no problem with slight impurities in the hydrogen. For example, they can also be used to recover waste hydrogen instead of flaring it. The BEH2YDRO 100% hydrogen engines use proven technology and are designed to ensure long term and efficient operation. In addition to their long service life, they are also very easy to maintain. This saves costs and time for owners and operators.
BEH2YDRO is a joint venture between ABC and CMB.TECH. The joint venture combines the skills of a multi-fuel engine manufacturer with the insights of
a leading shipping company. Many industries such as shipping, railways and power generation need technologies to make the energy transition happen. BEH2YDRO has set itself the goal of providing the solution for these demanding industries. www.behydro.be
ABC (Anglo Belgian Corporation) is a multi-fuel engine manufacturer based in Ghent, Belgium. Applications include ships, trains and power generators
with a power range from 800 kW to 10 MW per unit, and turnkey power plants up to 100 MW. ABC operates worldwide and has 24/7 service capabilities. www.abc-engines.com
About CMB and CMB.TECH
CMB (Compagnie Maritime Belge) is a diversified shipping and logistics group based in Antwerp, Belgium. CMB owns and operates 147 ocean-going vessels
in dry bulk (Bocimar), container transport (Delphis), chemical tankers (Bochem) & crew transfer vessels (Windcat). CMB is also active in cleantech (CMB.TECH) and real estate (MCA Facilities, Maritime Campus Antwerp). CMB has offices in Tokyo; Singapore; Hong Kong; Germany (Hamburg); UK (Lowestoft and Brentwood), and the Netherlands (Amsterdam).
CMB.TECH is a cleantech company that builds, owns, operates and designs major marine and industrial applications powered by hydrogen and ammonia. CMB.TECH also offers hydrogen and ammonia fuel to its customers, either through its own production or through supply from third party producers.
We were established as a joint venture between CMB Group and Tsuneishi Group. As a provider of decarbonisation solutions, including hydrogen engine-related technologies and know-how, we propose and support the introduction of hydrogen engines for new hydrogen-related projects in various fields in Japan, including the ship and port industries and the offshore wind power generation sector. We will continue to promote the deployment of BEH2YDRO innovative engines in Japan and Asia to meet the decarbonisation needs of our customers.