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25-08-2021 | Consumables | News | Article

Hydrogen Combustion Engine from Deutz Ready for Series Production

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Patrick Schäfer
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Deutz is launching its first hydrogen combustion engine. Developed with Keyou, the TCG 7.8 H2 is scheduled to go into production in 2024 and could also be used in the off-highway sector in the future. 

Deutz is creating an alternative to fuel cell technology with the development of a hydrogen combustion engine. Deutz is using technology from partner Keyou that turns a conventional diesel combustion engine into an H2 combustion engine. Deutz’s first 7.8-l prototype engine, further developed by Keyou, had already been unveiled in 2018. "The use of alternative fuels such as hydrogen is becoming increasingly important. We see this drive solution as a valuable addition to our electrification strategy, and an important pillar for zero-emission mobility in the future," said Deutz CEO Dr. Frank Hiller.

"The six-cylinder TCG 7.8 H2 builds on an existing engine concept. It not only runs CO2-neutrally but also very quietly and already delivers 200 kW (272 PS) of power. 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 the areas of stationary equipment and generators as well as rail transport," said Dr. Markus Müller, Chief Technology Officer of Deutz AG. The first pilot application of the hydrogen engine is planned to be a stationary plant for power generation with a regional partner in 2022. Deutz is planning series production of the engine for 2024. The company has already successfully completed initial tests on the test bench.

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