Thursday 20th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Heathrow invests in emission reduction technology

Heathrow Airport has purchased hydrogen generator units from h2gogo, following trials of the vehicle emissions reduction technology.

The HRN3 hydrogen generator unit can be retro-fitted to vehicles or static machines with diesel or petrol engines.  It gives a cleaner burn of the fuel, resulting in lower carbon and other emissions, increased power output and the potential for additional fuel and cost savings.

Heathrow Airport expects the installation to give its airside vehicles longer lifespans and produce fewer emissions.

A Mercedes 2009 stop/start dust cart was selected for a six week trial. With a 24 volt HRN3 unit fitted to its diesel engine, the vehicle recorded a reduction of up to 40per cent in carbon dioxide, particulates, nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons which exceeded the levels of emission reduction Heathrow’s government targets.

The system is also available for 12 volts, and both systems are available for varying engine requirements.  This means the units can be used to reduce emissions on medium and large scale vehicles as well as machinery and generators across the airport.