Scania has entered into a research project with Canadian Westport Fuel Systems, in order to try a High Pressure Direct Injection fuel system using hydrogen to the latest Scania internal combustion engine. The possibility of using an ICE as an energy converter for hydrogen is an interesting track to explore. It is a well-known and widespread technology that could be used in Scania’s current production systems, and that is what Westport is looking to enable with their HPDI.
Previously, Scania engineers have gained valuable insights from tests with hydrogen and fuel cells. Scania continues to drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system with here-and-now-solutions as well as exploring new and future solutions where this research project is yet another example. As a supplier of advanced fuel delivery components and systems for clean, low-carbon fuels to the automotive industry, Westport is keen to see what this research brings
Scania believes that hydrogen will play a role in the transport system, learning a lot from early tests and these efforts continue. However, a significant role for hydrogen is not imminent in the near future in transport.