Deutz, a German manufacturer of innovative drive systems, has launched its first hydrogen engine.
The six-cylinder hydrogen engine, TCG 7.8 H2, meets the eligibility criteria set by the EU for zero CO2 emission engines, is an addition to the company’s portfolio of low-emission and zero-emission drive systems.
The engine has passed initial tests on the test bench with flying colours and is scheduled to go into full production in 2024. It is based on an existing engine design and generating a power output of 200 kW. The hydrogen engine will be first trialled in stationary equipment for power generation in partnership with a regional utility company scheduled in 2022.
Dr Frank Hiller, CEO of Deutz Ag, said, “We already manufacture clean and highly efficient engines. Now we are taking the next step: Our hydrogen engine is ready for the market. This represents an important milestone that will help us to make our contribution toward the Paris climate goals.”
Dr Markus Müller, CTO of Deutz Ag, added, “In principle, the engine is suitable for all current Deutz applications, but due to the available infrastructure, it is likely to be used first in stationary equipment, generators, and rail transport.”
Deutz was originally founded as NA Otto & Cie. in Cologne, Germany, in 1864. Deutz Ag is now the world’s oldest engine company and one of the world’s leading independent engine manufacturers.