A new hydrogen engine is on the horizon

Another promising research topic at DEUTZ is the further development of the classic internal combustion engine for the use of hydrogen as a sustainable energy source.

With the support of DEUTZ, the Munich-based start-up Keyou has developed a conversion kit that converts a conventional combustion engine so it can use alternative fuels – such as hydrogen – as a sustainable energy source.

As a development partner, DEUTZ supplied a 7.8-litre six-cylinder diesel engine (TCD 7.8) and presented the joint prototype at the end of 2018 at the “Bauma China” trade fair in Shanghai.

With the DEUTZ technology kit, customers will be able to combine electric and conventional drives as well as various fuel variants in the future.