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JCB hydrogen engines gets £100 injection

JCB hydrogen engines gets £100 injection: JCB is investing £100 million on a project to produce super-efficient hydrogen engines, the company announced today.

A team of 100 engineers is already working on the exciting development with the recruitment of up to 50 more engineers under way as JCB targets the end of 2022 for the first machines to be available for sale to customers.

JCB hydrogen engines gets £100 injection

JCB hydrogen engines gets £100 injection

The wraps have already come off a prototype hydrogen powered JCB backhoe loader and a second JCB machine – a Loadall telescopic handler – was today unveiled at a central London event attended by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. JCB is world market leader for both backhoe loaders and telescopic handlers.

JCB’s hydrogen technology will be next on show in the Green Zone at COP26 in Glasgow as world leaders debate measures to drastically reduce greenhouse emissions. JCB’s emergence as a leader in zero-emission hydrogen technology comes as governments around the world unveil strategies to develop the infrastructure needed to support the use of hydrogen to drive down CO2 emissions.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “Great British manufacturers like JCB are developing innovative solutions to slash greenhouse emissions and advance the UK’s green industrial revolution.  It was fantastic to see JCB’s super-efficient hydrogen engines, which could overhaul UK manufacturing, help us to rapidly reach our climate targets and ramp up the UK’s hydrogen economy – an exciting area that will be essential to tackling climate change, creating new jobs and attracting investment.”

JCB Chairman Lord Bamford said: “Our sort of machinery will need to be powered by something other than fossil fuels. We make machines which are powered by diesel so we have to find a solution and we are doing something about it now.  We are investing in hydrogen as we don’t see electric being the all-round solution, particularly not for our industry because it can only be used to power smaller machines. It does mean we will carry on making engines, but they will be super-efficient, affordable, high-tech hydrogen motors with zero CO2 emissions, which can be brought to market quickly using our existing supply base. These will be our industry’s first hydrogen engines, developed in Great Britain by British engineers. Hydrogen motors have the potential to help the UK reach CO2 emissions targets more quickly.”
JCB has manufactured engines since 2004, producing them at plants in Derbyshire and in Delhi, India. This year JCB will celebrate a major milestone: the production of its 750,000th engine.

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Cub Cadet’s EFI Engines

Cub Cadet’s EFI Engines: Cub Cadet’s new fuel-injected engine boasts serious strength, offering the kind of high-performance power you’d expect from Cub Cadet.

EFI uses up to 25% less fuel, which means fewer emissions and fewer fill-ups. Less time needs to be spent on maintenance as it has no carburettor and requires fewer oil changes.

Cub Cadet's EFI Engines

To become Cub Cadet certified, engines are evaluated using a rigorous process to ensure they have been built to uphold our standards of strength, high performance and premium quality. Going to extremes, Cub Cadet engines are field tested in the most challenging environments to ensure dependable all-temperature starting.

EFI FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS EFI?

Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) is a high-pressure fuel management system. Just like on today’s cars, EFI uses an onboard computer, injector nozzle, and multiple sensors to reliably deliver exactly the right amount of fuel to get the most performance and efficiency out of your engine. Cub Cadet EFI engine is an advanced electronically controlled “Closed Loop” system that uses real time feedback to sense the usage conditions and instantly optimize combustion to give you smooth running, and exceptional starting you can count on… no matter what.

HOW DO EFI ENGINES WORK?

EFI, or any Fuel Injection system, utilizes a special high-pressure fuel delivery nozzle to inject an ultra-fine mist of fuel into the engine. An electronic control unit uses sensors around the engine to deliver the precise amount of fuel the engine needs, improving response, efficiency and starting. Cub EFI adjusts the fuel metering on-the-fly to compensate for variations in load, speed, fuels, temps, and pressures to always feed your engine the perfect charge that it needs for maximum performance at any task.

DO EFI ENGINES REQUIRE LESS MAINTENANCE?

Yes. EFI systems produce cleaner combustion resulting in a cleaner engine. Clean engines can go longer between regular oil changes and required major maintenances. We do still recommend a fuel stabilizer for long term storage to make sure the fuel in the tank stays fresh and you’ll be ready to mow with a push of button next spring.

ARE EFI ENGINES EASIER TO START?

A major benefit of EFI systems is the greatly improved cold and hot starting performance. Even after a long period of no use, during Winter for example, the EFI engine is much more likely to start first time.

ARE EFI ENGINES MORE RESISTANT TO FUEL SYSTEM CORROSION AND “ETHANOL DAMAGE” SO OFTEN SEEN TODAY?

The fuel system is ethanol resistant and compatible with ethanol fuel blends.

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