Hydrogen powered construction equipment
One of the hardest sectors to decarbonise due to various heavy-duty equipment and operational processes, the construction industry is increasingly looking for alternatives to diesel powered equipment; including heavy machinery, generators and lighting.
Red diesel has previously been the go-to fuel for the hard-to-abate industry, with the government’s announcement to ban the tax rebate entitlement in the 2020 Budget initiating the search for a replacement fuel that can deliver the same performance.
Hydrogen has produced a cleaner, greener answer
Hydrogen is rapidly being seen as the zero-emission answer to removing the reliance for diesel generators on construction sites. A hydrogen fuel cell’s ability to deliver a reliable power output without the need for significant space allows for the efficient operation of hydrogen machinery in restricted noise or air quality environments.
Able to fuel small and large machinery; from powering lighting to fuelling heavy-duty equipment, diesel conversion to hydrogen is receiving strong government support. Leading manufacturers of off-road machinery are making strides in developing hydrogen equipment such as hydrogen powered excavators in the aim to build a zero-carbon future.
To enable the uptake of these hydrogen powered vehicles and equipment, a dependable hydrogen refuelling infrastructure is needed. However, the current lack of cohesion between the hydrogen supply chain and limited hydrogen refuelling stations is a limiting factor for construction industries, as it is affecting the accessibility and price per kilogram of hydrogen for the end user.
The hydrogen refuelling solution for non-road mobile machinery (NRMM)
NanoSUN’s Pioneer Mobile hydrogen refuelling solutions enable both on-road and off-road applications in a silent and zero carbon world.
The Pioneer 145 is the ideal solution for hydrogen refuelling of construction equipment due to its ability to be transported to the point of use and its fast deployment. With no need for a compressor, Pioneers produce minimal noise compared to traditional hydrogen refuelling stations, presenting a quieter option for urban areas.
- Combined hydrogen gas storage, distribution and dispensing solution
- Low cost - capital cost significantly lower than a fixed Hydrogen Refuelling Station
- Reliable - mobile nature enables units to back each other up, resulting in a more reliable hydrogen refuelling network.
- Mobile - rapid deployment, no fixed utilities
- Easily scalable - facilitates growing hydrogen powered vehicle fleets
Find out more about the Pioneer solution here or contact us now to find out how Pioneer can help you get your hydrogen equipment up and running.