Several organizations, encompassing companies, research labs, and academia, have formed the Hydrogen Opposed Piston Engine Working Group, a collaborative forum to advance sustainable transportation technology.
The newly formed organization will host a series of meetings of its members to exchange research results, insights and ideas regarding opposed-piston engines with hydrogen combustion.
“An opposed piston engine with hydrogen combustion could well provide the best-known thermal efficiency from a reciprocating engine, with the potential to match the in-vehicle efficiency of a hydrogen fuel cell,” said James Turner, a professor of mechanical engineering at the Clean Combustion Research Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. “If so, it is a valuable potential option for long haul transit in our quest for sustainable transportation.”
This article originally appeared in Heavy Duty Trucking, May 25, 2022