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JCB to showcase hydrogen technology

By Stephen Elliott

January 20, 2023

JCB hydrogen technology

Lord Bamford, JCB chairman

JCB, Pooler, Ga., is set to showcase its hydrogen combustion technology for the first time with a debut in North America. The company’s new hydrogen combustion engine, the company’s zero-carbon emissions solution for construction and agricultural equipment will be showcased at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 show in Las Vegas as part of the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE). 

Leading the way in environmental, social and governance (ESG) for the construction equipment sector, JCB has been responsible for a series of industry innovations on its ‘Road to Zero’. 

“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 handler. As the first construction equipment company to develop a fully-working combustion engine fueled by hydrogen, I’m delighted we are now able to present this technology on the international stage,” said Lord Bamford, JCB chairman.  

The company’s commitment to reducing emissions goes back almost 25 years, the company said. Today, the company’s diesel-powered machines also emit 50 percent less CO2 compared with those manufactured in 2010. JCB’s clean diesel engine technology will also be showcased on the stand in Las Vegas.