Volvo Penta highlighting net-zero technology

By Mike Brezonick27 February 2023

Volvo Penta will use ConExpo to highlight its commitment to sustainable power solutions to meet the industry’s net-zero ambitions. The company said its technologies and service offerings will help support both the current demands to reduce emissions and the future business needs of customers in construction, mining customers and other industrial applications.

Volvo Penta electric drive Volvo Penta’s electric drive system. (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Booth is showcasing its electric driveline alongside its current portfolio of combustion engines. The electric driveline is backed by connectivity to help customers actively monitor the health of their drivelines in a predictive way throughout their lifespan.

The company is also unveiling the result of one of those customer partnerships, as a North American OEM is showcasing a new concept machine powered by Volvo Penta. No further details were available prior to the show.

Volvo Penta is also showcasing its portfolio of Stage 5 and Tier 4 final combustion engines – the D5, D8, D13 and D16. Used across a wide range of machinery from excavators and underground mining trucks to crushers and screeners, Volvo Penta said its engines have been optimized to meet customer needs for productivity, uptime and total cost of ownership (TCO). Passive regeneration of the aftertreatment system eliminates unplanned stops during operation, while fuel consumption has been reduced by up to 5% over the previous models.

Since 2016, Volvo Penta’s industrial engines have been able to run on renewable diesel (HVO) and the company is taking it a step further with a dual-fuel hydrogen engine. An evolution of the company’s D8 diesel, the engine mainly uses hydrogen as a renewable fuel source and reduces CO2 emissions by up to 80%, without impacting power or performance, the company said. Volvo Penta said it will continue to evolve its engine range to run on compatible alternative fuels, enabling the transition toward lower emissions in markets that cannot yet support fully electric solutions.

See Volvo Penta at ConExpo booth F-8926

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