Sustainable. Clean. Uncompromising. The Internal Combustion Engine Becomes Green
Since the Industrial Revolution, the internal combustion engine (ICE) has been powering human dreams and mobility. Air-fuel mixture enters the engine, a piston compresses it, a spark ignites it, and the expansion of the combustion gases pushes the piston to turn the crankshaft. Over the years, efficiency has increased with advances, such as fuel injection and turbocharging, but the principle has remained the same. ICE is the workhorse of everything from cars and ships to industrial and agricultural machinery.
The EU-funded H2Engine project has developed a way to turn a standard ICE into an environmentally friendly one. Its ICE technologies can be integrated with any new or existing ICE and enable it to run on hydrogen; the tipping point is that these new emission-free vehicles and machinery will be affordable for the first time.
More information about the project can be found at the project website.