Israel-based Aquarius Engines unveiled a latest new hydrogen engine that it says could do away with the worldwide reliance on hydrogen fuel cells and fossil fuels, the corporate explained during a press statement via PR Newswire.
The machine, which weighs only 22 lb (10 kg), may be a single-piston-linear-engine, that runs exclusively on hydrogen. because it has only 20 components and one moving part, the engine is additionally less expensive to produce & maintain than traditional engines.
Though Aquarius Engines has thus far released little within the way of specifications for his or her new engine, the corporate says the Aquarius Hydrogen Engine’s “lightweight design & unique internal-gas-exchange-method would greatly reduce emissions and lower the worldwide carbon footprint.”
The company said its new hydrogen engine has successfully passed a test by Austrian engineering firm AVL-Schrick, showing that the model does indeed operate-on hydrogen.
“It was always our dream at Aquarius Engines to breathe oxygen into hydrogen technology because the fuel of future ,” said Gal Fridman, Chairman of Aquarius Engines.
“From initial tests it appears that our hydrogen engine, that does not require costly hydrogen fuel-cells, might be the affordable, green & sustainable answer to the challenges faced by global transport and remote energy production,” Fridman continued. “As world moves faraway from fossil-fuel , our new hydrogen engine could spark the dawning of age of Aquarius.”
The electric versus hydrogen debate rages on
Indeed, like many green initiatives, the financial incentive behind going hydrogen is about to play an enormous role, and can likely determine whether we eventually drive hydrogen cars or electric at a mass scale.
Really, main selling-point of new Aquarius Hydrogen Engine, with its one moving part, is that the incontrovertible fact that it’s less expensive than hydrogen fuel cells. the corporate adds that the machine doesn’t even need lubrication for maintenance.
Still, it’d take more for the present trend to veer faraway from electric vehicles. This week, Volkswagen Auto Group CEO Herbert Diess criticized hydrogen cars on Twitter and stated the group is backing electrification.
Elon Musk was quick to reply, saying “Diess is true . Hydrogen may be a staggeringly dumb sort of energy storage for cars. Barely worth considering it for a rocket upper stage, which is its most compelling use.”
That’s to not say many companies aren’t exploring hydrogen fuel as a sustainable method for transportation — including Segway with its bonkers Tron-inspired hydrogen-fueled motorbike.
In fact, Aquarius Engines recently announced partnerships with auto-parts manufacturers TPR & Honda-affiliate Musashi Seimitsu. Japan is one among the few countries to possess bet big on hydrogen as a part of its Green Growth Strategy.
Aquarius Engines unveiled 1st iteration of its 22-lb engine in 2014, though that one didn’t run on 100% hydrogen. it had been designed to be used as an onboard power generator in vehicles or as a stationary electricity generator.
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