Ricardo has developed a hydrogen-fueled research engine that could provide a clean, cost-effective, and long-lasting technology solution for zero-emission heavy trucks, off-highway machines, and marine vessels.
Ricardo would put the prototype to the test at the University of Brighton’s state-of-the-art engine production facility, which has been the company’s long-term combustion engine research partner.
The test program will evaluate the engine’s performance, efficiency, and emissions to determine its feasibility as a future multi-cylinder engine that could be put into production for Ricardo’s global customers, drawing on the company’s proven track record in engine development and hydrogen technology integration.
The ongoing programme will use the real-world results from the hardware to validate methods applied in Ricardo’s leading-edge digital tools.
Virtual hardware optimisation and controls calibration will provide customer solutions that are more economic, efficient and sustainable.