Why these new technologies?
Hydrogen is a carbon neutral fuel that can be used in transportation. To realize the transition, it is really important that several aspects like legislation, technologies and infrastructure are in place.
Bas ten Broeke, Technology Director Westport Fuel Systems: “The development of technology and infrastructure is basically a chicken-and-egg problem. At a certain point, technology requires a suitable infrastructure, which in turn needs to be developed for the many users of this technology. Westport Fuel Systems is a leading supplier of advanced fuel delivery components and systems for a wide range of affordable alternative low carbon fuels and is pursuing an approach that is efficient in performance and cost and, above all, quick to implement.”
Westport Fuel Systems pursues a fast start of a Hydrogen industry for HD transport and supports the set-up of infrastructure (HRS - hydrogen retail sites) for medium/heavy duty 700Bar technology. In this way, Hydrogen can be used as soon as possible for H2 DF (3-5000 kg H2 /truck/year@100K km/year). End-users can then gain first experiences with Hydrogen and reduce CO2 emissions significantly by 25-50% in their existing diesel truck fleets (Euro VI). At the same time the European H2 industry can be built like employment and knowhow/IP.
H2 DF has a low Capex and shorter ROI compared to other solutions. It is a reliable system with a fallback scenario in case Hydrogen is not available especially when starting up the coming years. It paves the road to switch to zero-emission full Hydrogen OEM solutions (10000 kg/truck/year @ 100k km /year).
For more on H2 DF contact: email@example.com.