The partnership agreement builds off an established collaborative relationship between the companies, which has seen the adaption of Volvo Penta engines to run as dual-fuel hydrogen and diesel solutions via CMB.TECH conversion kits.

According to the partners, they hope by establishing dual-fuel hydrogen technology, it will act as a low-carbon interim solution before more suitable zero-emission alternatives become viable.

H2 View understands the partnership will cover pilot projects and small-scale industrialisation of hydrogen dual-fuel solutions for selected customers.

“From the initial dual-fuel technology projects we have seen reductions of carbon dioxide emissions up to 80%”, said Roy Campe, Chief Technology Officer at CMB.TECH. “It is clear that the energy transition is a major challenge in many types of applications. With the dual-fuel technology we have been developing over the last few years, we can provide a cost-effective and robust solution for a variety of applications. We think there is huge potential in this solution for customers, both on land and at sea.”

In 2019, the Port of Antwerp in Belgium ordered a hydrogen-powered tugboat from CMB.TECH, which was set to be driven by combustion engines that can burn hydrogen in combination with diesel.

Read more: Port of Antwerp orders “world’s first” hydrogen-powered tug

Heléne Mellquist, President of Volvo Pentad, said, “The development in this area is moving fast and with this partnership we see a great opportunity to further explore and be part of increasing the use and availability of hydrogen solutions.

“I believe that this dual-fuel approach will appeal to many of our customers by its ease of installation, maintenance, and use. In addition, it will help accelerate our customers’ transition to more sustainable operations.”

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