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BAM introduces an asphalt spreading paver with a hydrogen combustion engine

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A diesel-powered asphalt spreading paver was successfully transformed into a vehicle with a hydrogen combustion engine by BAM Infra Nederland and Koninklijke van Twist. The engine generates almost no nitrogen oxide and reduces CO2 emissions by around 80,420 kilos per year.

Nitrogen oxide emissions are almost nonexistent

The first machine in the Dutch construction sector with a hydrogen combustion engine is the asphalt spreading paver. Each eight-hour workday, using this asphalt spreading paver saves about 150 liters of diesel. This results in almost no nitrogen oxide emissions and a yearly CO2 reduction of more than 80,420 kg. It takes 10 to 15 minutes to refuel the hydrogen tank.

Likewise appropriate for poor-quality hydrogen

Hydrogen is frequently converted into energy using fuel cells. Instead, a hydrogen combustion engine has been employed by BAM and Van Twist. A hydrogen combustion engine does not depend on the purity of the hydrogen-like a fuel cell does. Therefore, any high-quality hydrogen may be used to power this asphalt spreading paver. As a result, cleaning expenses associated with producing hydrogen are reduced, and leftover hydrogen flow can be used as fuel.

Sustainable approaches

One of the keys focuses of BAM’s strategy is sustainability. BAM Infra Nederland will aid in lowering nitrogen emissions in the Netherlands with the help of this new equipment. BAM is always searching for ways to have a good influence on the environment. BAM accomplishes sustainable goals in collaboration with its clients and partners by providing creative and original solutions.

Arnes Biogradlija
Creative Content Director at EnergyNews.Biz

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