At the Hydrogen Business for Climate forum, the French hydrogen engine manufacturer based in Brittany announced that it had signed an agreement with the Schiever group, which manages its own fleet of vehicles. EHM will retrofit a 44-tonne diesel truck.
After presenting its hydrogen engine on 22 September in Saint-Brieuc (Brittany), where it also announced the retrofit of a Transdev coach with the support of the Brittany region, EHM (Efficient Hydrogen Motors) has signed another agreement in Belfort. The group will substitute the diesel engine of a 44-tonne truck with its famous 265 kW 5-stroke hydrogen engine. The customer is the Schiever haulage firm, a family business based in Burgundy (France).
Schiever is interested in hydrogen, and has decided to build a station at its Magny site in the Yonne region. It will have a capacity of 2.5 MW and will produce 1 tonne per day. The project is supported by ADEME and the Burgundy-Free County region. In addition, the group wants to decarbonise its fleet. It plans to convert 13 of its 64 trucks to hydrogen over the next three years.
The EHM combustion engine will be fitted into a Daf tractor supplied by Schiever. Alliance Automotive Group, a partner of EHM, will carry out the conversion and maintenance. The vehicle will then be tested before being integrated into the haulier’s fleet. The operation is being carried out and financed by EHM with ERDF funds.
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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Logan King