Volvo Penta unveiled a dual-fuel hydrogen engine, based on the successful D8 model, at bauma 2022 in Munich. The engine will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80% without impacting power or performance, the company said.

The engine runs similar to the D8, with roughly the same power and torque, but uses mainly hydrogen instead of diesel. Without hydrogen, the engine can run on diesel. The solution can therefore help a customer be future-proofed and segue to emissions-free solutions, the company said.

The engine was co-developed by partner CMB.TECH, which provides and trials the hydrogen add-on kit and tank system for the D8 engine and software. The first engines will be offered to customers in Europe in 2023 as part of a market pilot project, which will be followed by small-scale production.