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Sunday 10 December, 2017
Compatibility with natural gas
The first industrial installation of the WFE technology was carried out in December 2017 through a connection of a series of electrolysers to a Cummins power generator which normally uses natural gas

The normal consumption of the generator is 525m3 of natural gas with an operational cycle of 24/7. This was a major challenge for WFE to create a series of electrolysers which is to function constantly (24/7) without stopping.

 

New principles were established in relation of autonomous refilling of the electrolyte in the electrolysers themselves. The electronic control unit of the systems was configured accord to the need for the system to function without stopping. Multiple electrolysers were connected in parallel and a 100-litre water reservoir was used, and the parameters were monitored remotely for the first time.

 


Saturday 18 November, 2017
Scotland
Aberdeenshire Farming

David Barron, who farms at Nether Aden near Mintlaw, Peterhead, is participating in a Scottish-funded trial into the use of hydrogen technology on his JCB loader tractor.

Mr Barron explains that ' you put distilled water in and it goes through the electolyser, and gas goes round into the engine and it keeps it really clean.'  

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/farming/1360885/green-go-aberdeenshire-farmer-powers-hydrogen/


Monday 10 April, 2017
Birmingham Arena
Successful implementation with indoor vehicles.

HydroGen systems were installed in Birmingham Arena on maintenance vehicle which work inside the arena, achieving the same results as those on outdoor vehicles.


Wednesday 05 April, 2017
Cornwall Council will be trailing the new techology
CORMAC trialling innovative new technology to improve air quality

Cornwall Council and CORMAC will be trialling innovative new technology with the potential to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality. Cornwall Council has been awarded a grant of £236,650 by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) as part of this year’s Air Quality Grant scheme.

Cornwall Council and CORMAC will be working with Water Fuel Engineering Ltd on the trial.  Water Fuel engineering have pioneered the development and production of autonomous electrolysers that split water into hydrogen and oxygen and use the hydrogen as a fuel.  The electrolysers can be used in vehicles alongside conventional fuels such as diesel, petrol or LPG to save fuel and reduce emissions.

The trial will involve retro-fitting the electrolysers to ten Cornwall Council and CORMAC fleet vehicles, including road sweepers, tippers, vans and lorry mounted cranes.  As the vehicles carry out their normal work, their emissions of nitric oxide, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter and carbon will be monitored to measure the reductions achieved by using the electrolysers.  Cornwall Council is ideally placed for a trial of this kind, as its vehicles operate in a range of urban and rural environments.

Geoff Brown, Cornwall Council’s Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: “This grant funded trial is excellent news for Cornwall.  Nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter play a role in many of the UK’s health challenges, so anything that helps to reduce these pollutants is very welcome.

“If the trial is successful, this technology has the potential to be widely used to convert cars and lorries and reduce emissions from many of the older vehicles on our roads, which could make a big difference to air quality in Cornwall’s seven Air Quality Management Areas.”

Phil Davies, Water Fuel Engineering’s Marketing Director, said: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with Cornwall Council in this ambitious and pioneering project. Poor air quality is a concern in the UK and reducing or eliminating the emissions from essential utility vehicles is the driving force behind our HydroGen electrolysers.”

https://www.cormacltd.co.uk/latest-news/2017/february-2017/cormac-trialling-innovative-new-technology-to-improve-air-quality/


Wednesday 15 February, 2017
Redbridge 2017
Redbridge Transport Show 2017
This years Redbridge Transport Show will host the launch of the WFE HydroGen 5

Already, the HydroGen units have been hybridising conventional diesel utility vehicles and are being factory fitted to the fabulous range of Stock Sweepers.The new generation of HydroGen electrolysers take the technology to a whole new level, with self filling water reservoir and sophisticated management software which further enhances both fuel savings and emissions reductions, including NOx.

If you’re coming to the event, please come along and see the technology for yourself.

If you can’t make it, please contact us to explore the ways in which the HydroGen 5.0 can deliver emissions reductions on your EXISTING stock, AND create huge savings on fuel and filter maintenance.


Wednesday 28 September, 2016
Stock Sweepers and Water Fuel Engineering in Birmingham
Clean sweep for the worlds first hydrogen sweeper
The worlds first Hydrogen hybrid sweeper has been launched and is now helping to keep the air clean as well as the streets.

Stock Sweepers worked in collaboration with Yorkshire-based Water Fuel Engineering (WFE) to reduce emissions in the sweeper’s auxiliary engine, which powers the vehicle’s brushes and vacuum.
The WFE HydroGen 3.1 electrolyser works synergistically within the conventional diesel engine, to introduce oxy-hydrogen gas into the combustion chamber. There is no need to re-fuel with Hydrogen, as the electrolyser delivers oxy-hydrogen on-the-go and on-demand.
The richness of the mix reduces fuel consumption by at lest 15%, and emissions by as much as 80%.

“We have all become accustomed to having clean streets in our towns and cities thanks to the huge improvements in Road sweepers in the last 10 years”, commented Jeff Stock, MD of Stock Sweepers.

“However with this modification to our latest generation of vehicles, we have really made a ‘clean sweep’.  With modern legislation we need to be sure we don’t just leave the streets clean, but the air as well, and this vehicle boasts the lowest emissions of any Sweeper on the market.”

Whilst Euro 6 automotive engines have been compulsory on new vehicles since 2014, auxiliary engines have been known to be heavy polluters, and have been allowed to operate without the same levels of legislation.

Stock Sweepers and Water Fuel Engineering are now collaborating on the introduction of an electrolyser on the main Euro 6 engine too.

“Given the success of the auxiliary engine, it’s an obvious next step,” commented WFE’s Marketing Director Phil Davies.

“The Office for Low Emission Vehicles invited our two companies to put forward a proposal that will deliver ultra-low emissions levels to enable 2020 targets to be met, or even exceeded.”


Thursday 15 September, 2016
RWM Exhibition in Birmingham
RWM Birmingham Exhibition
Worlds first Production Hydrogen Sweeper to be launched at the Energy Event 2016

The world’s first Hydrogen hybrid sweeper will be unveiled at the Energy Event  taking place at the NEC this month.

Stock Sweepers have been working in collaboration with Water Fuel Engineering to develop a low emission auxiliary engine, which powers the vehicle’s brushes and vacuum.

The WFE HydroGen 3.1 electrolyser works synergistically within the conventional diesel engine to introduce oxy-hydrogen gas into the combustion chamber. The richness of the mix reduces fuel consumption by at lest 15% and emissions by as much as 80%.

“We have all become accustomed to having clean streets in our towns and cities thanks to the huge improvements in Road sweepers in the last 10 years”, commented jeff Stock, MD of Stock Sweepers.

“However with this incredible modification to our latest generation of vehicles we really have made a ‘clean sweep’.  With modern legislation, we need to be sure we don’t just leave the streets clean, but the air as well, and this vehicle can boast the lowest emissions of any Sweeper on the market”


The Sweeper will be officially launched at 11am on Wednesday 14th September  on Stand  5Z150-ZZ151at the RWM “Energy Event.

 


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