BeH2ydro Launches the 100% Hydrogen Engines for Heavy-Duty Applications

At the World Hydrogen Summit in Rotterdam, BeH2ydro launches its 100% hydrogen engines for heavy-duty applications. These 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.”

Tim Berckmoes CEO of ABC Engines

Dual-fuel 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

The pioneering BeH2ydro hydrogen engines deliver 100% clean energy. They emit no harmful emissions such as carbon (CO2), nitrogen (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx) 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.

Alexander Saverys CEO of CMB.TECH

“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 the 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.

Chiara De Paoli
Editor at HeavyQuip Magazine and International Operations Manager for V22 Media