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Is Hydrogen the Future  JCB Think So

by Nick Drew  |  Thu 19 Aug 2021

Is Hydrogen the Future JCB Think So

JCB has invested heavily in research and development of hydrogen power for its larger equipment offerings, as they consider electric battery power, as seen on their smaller products, would not be practical for the larger heavy line machines such as excavators and backhoe loaders.

Hydrogen fuel cells have been tested but the cost of such things is considered to be rather prohibitive for the time being. This led to the manufacturer looking at the possibility of adapting their well proven diesel engines to run on hydrogen, with surprisingly good results.

In the following video by Harry Metcalfe of the Harry’s Farm You Tube channel fame, meets up with Lord Bamford for an in-depth interview to find out more about this exciting development. I found it really interesting and I hope you will too.

 

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