JCB is investing £100 million ($113.1 million) in a project to produce super-efficient hydrogen engines and has already showcased working prototypes of a backhoe loader and Loadall telescopic handler powered by hydrogen.
Given social and political pressure to remove carbon-based fuels from the marketplace and the subsequent reluctance of petroleum refiners to invest in additional throughput capacity, it’s apparent that ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel (ULSDF), will lose its undisputed top billing.
The strengthened collaboration will create synergies aimed at leveraging the competences and product offerings of both companies – establishing dual-fuel hydrogen technology as a low-carbon interim solution before suitable zero-emissions alternatives become viable.
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In this episode of On the Record, brought to you by Associated Equipment Distributors, PFG America CEO Daniel Cook discusses the company's goals for expanding Deutz-Fahr's North American presence. In the Technology Corner, Noah Newman hits the technology highlights of the 2024 National Farm Machinery Show. Also in this episode, CNH Industrial reports $18.1 billion in 2023 ag sales, fewer dealers plan to build brand new dealerships and Deere dealers' inventory levels are rising.