JCB, headquartered in the UK, has announced their debut of the zero-carbon emissions hydrogen-fuelled engine at Conexpo 2023 in Las Vegas.
This endeavour was made possible through the 100 engineers and a £100m investment at the Derbyshire factory over the course of a year.
Already incorporated into a prototype backhoe loader and a telescopic handler, JCB boasts of being the first construction equipment manufacturer to produce a fully operational hydrogen-fueled engine. Along with the engine, a mobile hydrogen refuelling unit has been designed for easy transport and access to job sites.
JCB chairman Lord Bamford shows off the engine (Courtesy of JCB)