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Hydrogen refueler plan Fastrac’ed

Multiple companies are working on hydrogen-powered agricultural equipment, but supporting infrastructure needs to be built before significant adoption of this emerging technology is possible.

JCB Power Systems decided to look upon this problem as an opportunity, and it designed a mobile hydrogen refuelling unit that can transport hydrogen on farms and construction sites.

Chris Giorgianni of JCB said the company builds electric powered construction machines, including an excavator and a forklift, but as machines get bigger the space requirement for the batteries becomes difficult to provide.

The need to transport electric machines to charging stations can also be a problem.

“Right now, you’ll see some job sites where you’ve got an electric vehicle being charged by a generator that runs on diesel,” Giorgianni said.

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