British heavy machinery maker, JCB has developed a combustion engine that works on Hydrogen.Conventionally, Hydrogen is used to generate electricity in a fuel cell. It reverses the electrolysis process to generate energy that powers an electric motor.As with the current industry trend, JCB has experimented with battery technology, but there are limitations to this technology when it comes to heavy equipment.Also keep in mind that cars for example have an operational time frame of 300 hours annually, which is considerably lower than comapred to heavy machinery.As a result, the British firm has turned to Hydrogen, which also provides a means to go green. Hydrogen is the most abundantly available resource in the universe.And JCB has now modified and developed one of their Diesel engines to work on Hydrogen. This prototype matches the performance and operational characteristics of existing machines. These H2 Piston engines can also be manufactured on existing assembly lines.It runs on synthetic Hydrogen. The challenge with hydrogen still remains the infrastructure to support this technology\r\n.Regardless, this is great news for the combustion engine and it has to be seen if the industry sits up and takes notice. Swipe Up to Read More..