Revealed today (April 19), the fuel enhancement system will enable Butler to further reduce its carbon emissions associated with the production and transportation of concrete.

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Using the help of Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems, the technology enhances existing diesel fuel systems of Butler’s concrete trucks by using electrolysis to convert water into hydrogen and oxygen then injecting these gases into the engine’s air intake where the combustion is enhanced.

This provides a basis for Butler to provide low-emission concrete services and promote the industry scaling of hydrogen as a means to reduce carbon emissions in Canada.

Travis Butler, President of Butler Concrete and Aggregate, said, “We are always examining operational improvements to reduce our carbon footprint. Our collaboration with Empire Hydrogen shows we can make a net positive difference when we work together and embrace innovation.”

Sven Tjelta, CEO of Empire Hydrogen, said, “Our goal to provide green solutions and address the growing requirements for energy consumption makes working with Butler a great fit.

“Our organisations realise the potential that technology holds to address global climate concerns – seeing our technology implemented at Butler reaffirms our mission to partner with industry and make our world a better place for future generations on a local and global scale.”

North American Hydrogen Summit

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.