Hydrogen Testing & Engineering

Hydrogen Testing & Engineering

Hydrogen Testing and Engineering services

Hydrogen is providing a viable decarbonisation solution across all modes of transportation including railways. Both hydrogen internal combustion engines and hydrogen fuel cell technology have a role to play to decarbonise rail transport. Whichever technology is most suited to your needs, Ricardo can enable your transition to hydrogen propulsion. Our range of hydrogen engineering services cover a broad range of expertise for both hydrogen engine and fuel cell technologies including:

  • Hydrogen powertrain development (H2 engine and fuel cell system) and integration
  • Vehicle optimisation including thermal management and power distribution
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Fuel cell system and hydrogen engine test facilities
  • Retrofit solutions
  • Leak detection
  • Cost reduction
  • Lifecycle analysis
  • Testing and development

If you would like assistance with your hydrogen rail projects or to find out more about our engineering or test facilities then contact us

Hydrogen Testing Facilities

Investing in Hydrogen Test Facilities

Building upon Ricardo’s expertise in building solutions to support zero emission mobility, a recent multi-million facility investment forms part of a global centre of excellence for hydrogen, de-fossilised fuels and electrified transport engineering.

Supporting the company’s existing work in hydrogen, fuel cells and green alternative fuels, the new facilities at its Shoreham Technical Centre in the UK  delivers state-of-the-art test and development to advance capability in hydrogen powered vehicles.

The facility caters for both hydrogen internal combustion engine development as well as fuel-cell powered vehicles. 

A particular focus for the new facility is a systems-led approach to vehicle development, integrating our enhanced test capability with our leading-edge digital and simulation tools to deliver fully optimised hardware and software system solutions for customers. Combined with established digital engineering expertise this allows us to provide solutions which are: greener because they are less energy- and resource-intensive; remove risk from development through more efficient, faster digital techniques; and reduce cost and time to market to enable a faster shift to decarbonised transport.

This investment is a further boost to Ricardo’s hydrogen capability, following the company’s announcement in January 2021 of a collaboration with AFC Energy plc aimed at identifying new and innovative alternative fuel solutions, including hydrogen power applications.

If you'd like to discuss your upcoming project needs then contact us and we can discuss your decarbonisation challenge. 

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