JCB poised for international debut of firm’s hydrogen technology

Lord Bamford

JCB has revealed plans to debut its hydrogen combustion technology on the international stage at the upcoming Conexpo show.

The wraps will come off the manufacturer’s zero-carbon emissions solution for construction and agricultural equipment in Las Vegas as part of the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE).

JCB chairman Lord Bamford is leading the project to develop JCB’s hydrogen technology. He said, “The JCB engineering team has made enormous strides in a short space of time to develop a hydrogen internal combustion engine and it already powers a JCB prototype backhoe loader and a Loadall telescopic hander.

“As the first construction equipment company to develop a fully working combustion engine fuelled by hydrogen, I’m delighted we are now able to present this technology on the international stage.”