Following trials of an exciting new fuel technology, Grundon Waste Management has achieved impressive emission reduction results of up to 40% in a cross section of its waste collection vehicle fleet.
The technology on trial was the h2gogo HRN3 Hydrogen Generator, a retro-fit product suitable for any petrol or diesel engine which produces hydrogen on demand to allow a more efficient fuel burn, resulting in reduced emissions and improved engine efficiency and power output.
The units were fitted to three of Grundon's vehicle fleet and included a trade waste collection vehicle with automatic transmission, a Rolonof truck featuring a different engine and manual transmission, as well as a tractor unit with automated manual transmission pulling a powder tank of up to 44 tonnes. The units were all trialled under typical operational conditions over a six week period. Throughout the trial period, the vehicles achieved a reduction in CO2, HC and NOx emissions of up to 40%.
Following the trials Stephen Townsend, Grundon's Group Fleet Engineer commented, "We are continually looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact of our commercial vehicle fleet and have been impressed with the h2gogo technology from the outset. Performance expectations have been exceeded and the technology has proven without doubt that we can benefit from long term emissions reduction across our vehicle fleet."