Yamaha does not give up V8 engines and develops a hydrogen one with 442 hp that only emits water. The advancement of anti-pollution regulations has brought with it the general end of large engines , to the dismay of many fans. But Yamaha wants to find a chance for its survival. On the occasion of the last round of the Super Taikyu championship in Okayama, the tuning fork brand exhibited a V8 prototype powered directly by hydrogen instead of gasoline.
Recent years have seen increasing efforts, all over the world, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions towards the realization of a carbon neutral society. 123 countries and one region including Japan have already announced the goal of achieving net zero GHG emissions by 2050, and policies to reduce use of fossil fuels are being formulated around the world towards achieving this goal. For example, the European Commission recently announced its intention to ban the sale of new cars with gasoline and diesel-powered engines by 2035. At the same time, hydrogen is attracting worldwide attention as a clean energy source that can replace fossil fuels.
Advanced renewable diesel fuels enhance performance and help achieve environmental, energy, climate and sustainability goals.
Sōlace Boats made a splash in 2019 with its 345, which had a stern fishing pulpit between twin mega-outboards. But for 2022, the stern on the brand’s latest boat has the look of a backyard deck with nary an outboard in sight. The new Sōlace 415CS at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was powered by twin Volvo Penta D6-DPI diesels mated to Aquamatic DuoProp sterndrives.
Manufacturers are developing even cleaner, more efficient, diesel engines! From coupling with hybrid-electric technology, use of biofuels, new gen of advanced diesel is part of a sustainable future.
A brand-new hydrogen engine has been developed in Cologne, Germany to help accelerate the rollout of low and zero emission drive systems.
Developed by Deutz, the TCG 7.8 H2 engine has already passed initial tests on the test bench and is scheduled to go into full production in 2024.
Southern Wind has commenced construction of their first hybrid smart custom yacht, SW108#1, the company announced this week. “Hull and deck of this first unit in the new SW108 hybrid are currently under lamination and the delivery is scheduled for early summer 2023,” the company said in a statement. The company also detailed several of the yacht’s features, including an increased sail plan, twin rudder configuration, and a displacement of only 73.2 tonnes.
New 18,000ft² facility designed specifically for hydrogen fuel cell powertrain development
Cummins continues to invest in next-generation power systems with the opening of its new hydrogen fuel cell development and testing facility in California
Indiana, US-based engine builder Cummins Inc has opened a new hydrogen fuel cell powertrain integration centre in the US that it says will advance its development of alternative power drivetrains.
With a total investment of €15 million, Danish Growth Fund, Vaekstfonden, and the German engine manufacturer DEUTZ AG will enter as investors in Blue World Technologies. The aim is to bring the company’s green fuel cell products and solutions to the global market.
British diesel technology innovator, Cox Marine, has joined SHAPE UK, a consortium looking to transition Portsmouth International Port into the UK’s first zero-emissions maritime hub. As part of this project, Cox will be working with the University of Brighton to convert one of the company’s CXO300 diesel outboard engines to operate as a dual fuel hydrogen engine and to demonstrate the engine operating in the port environment.