Chinese-based GAC Group has successfully ignited its new hydrogen engine with the group exploring a range of possible zero-emission technologies.
Developed based on the groups fourth-generation engine technology, the hydrogen variant has been developed independently by the group with its research and development team optimising the hydrogen engine through several innovations.
For the engine, GAC developed a combustion chamber that improves the mixing process of hydrogen and air whilst also making improvements to the hydrogen supply system which improves the power density and reduces the risk of hydrogen leakage.
In addition to this, the hydrogen engine also contains an improved heat dissipation capacity which also minimises the combustion risks making it a safe option for vehicles.
The group has also strengthened the engine pistons, piston rings and connecting rods, allowing the heat dissipation to be improved both in the cylinder head and in the cylinder block itself.
GAC has stated that its research and development centre will continue to carry out thermodynamic calibration and mechanical development of the hydrogen engine to ensure that it is a standout, gas clean technology in the future.
The group will additionally work collaboratively to promote industrial chains for hydrogen production, storage and hydrogeneration processes.
Extracted in full from: GAC Group successfully develops new cutting-edge hydrogen engine (h2-view.com)