HORIBA Automotive provides a wide range of testing solutions for future mobility technologies within the field of hydrogen internal combustion engine (hydrogen ICE) for vehicle development. For example the solutions are, emission analyzers and other measurement technologies, to facility safety measures, and automation software to ensure accurate data.
Outline of hydrogen ICE
Hydrogen ICE in automotive applications
A hydrogen internal combustion engine or hydrogen ICE is an engine that uses hydrogen (H2) as fuel. First, hydrogen is burned in the combustion chamber of the engine. Second, the power is obtained from the pressure generated during combustion. As a result, in complete combustion the chemical reaction produces only water without any carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Hence, making hydrogen engines an attractive pathway for decarbonization in transportation.
Further, hydrogen ICE can divert and utilize conventional gasoline and diesel engine parts, development environments, and common skill sets for internal combustion engines. Plus, hydrogen ICE is attractive as a means of utilizing hydrogen, because the purity requirements of the fuel are not as stringent as required for fuel cells.
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Challenges of hydrogen ICE for automotive
On the whole, development of hydrogen ICE will require a response to some challenges that are different from those of conventional internal combustion engines.
There are three major challenges for hydrogen ICE.
In fact, rapid construction of safe testing environments for hydrogen ICE are required. These safety environments are necessary for dealing with exhaust containing high concentrations of moisture and unburned hydrogen. Thus, the following measures must be implemented through effective use of existing facilities and optimal investment.
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The challenges and solutions of hydrogen ICE vehicle development
Examples of development and evaluation facilities for hydrogen ICE
Details of the hydrogen ICE measurement solutions can be found in the following document.
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