BAM introduces first hydrogen-powered construction machine


In close partnership with Koninklijke van Twist, BAM Infra Nederland has successfully transformed a diesel-powered asphalt spreader into a machine with a hydrogen combustion engine.

The engine emits almost no nitrogen oxide and annually saves around 80,420 kg of carbon dioxide.

Negligible nitrogen oxide emissions

The asphalt spreading paver is the first construction machine in the Netherlands to be powered by a hydrogen combustion engine. This asphalt spreader saves around 150 liters of diesel per eight-hour workday. This amounts to an annual decrease of more than 80,420 kg of CO2 and virtually no nitrogen oxide emissions. In 10 to 15 minutes, the hydrogen tank may be recharged.

Suitable for low-quality hydrogen as well

Frequently, fuel cells are utilized to transform hydrogen into power. BAM and Van Twist have instead utilized a hydrogen combustion engine. Unlike a fuel cell, a hydrogen combustion engine does not require high-quality hydrogen. Therefore, this asphalt spreading paver may operate on any quality of hydrogen. This reduces the cost of cleaning during the manufacture of hydrogen and enables the use of residual hydrogen flows as fuel.

Sustainable solutions

One of the primary aspects of BAM’s strategy is sustainability. BAM Infra Nederland will contribute to the reduction of nitrogen emissions in the Netherlands with this new machine. BAM constantly seeks chances to have a beneficial environmental impact. BAM achieves sustainable goals in collaboration with its clients and partners by providing creative and innovative solutions.

Nedim Husomanovic

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