There is a demand, or curiosity, for alternatives, and Ecomotive Solutions is responding with dense trade fair activity in November. They have not just confirmed their token presence at Ecomondo Rimini. We will also find them at Agritechnica Hanover and FuturMotive in Bologna, a spin-off of Autopromotec.

Biogas stationary by Ecomotive Solutions

Let’s start with Ecomondo, the trade fair for ecological transition in Rimini, from 7 to 10 November and it continues first in Germany, from 12 to 18, at Agritechnica Hannover, the world’s leading trade fair for the agricultural mechanization sector, to end in Bologna with participation in the event organized by Autopromotec FuturMotive, technologies and energy transition, from 16 to 18. The natural gas and biogas generator developed in collaboration with Tonissi Power. The engine for Tonissi Power will be exhibited for the first time at Ecomondo: it is a natural gas and biogas generator/cogenerator. Displacement 7.4 litres, 6 cylinders, 12 valves, Ecomotive Solutions ECU-CM engine control unit. The company equipped the engine with an electronic control system as well as a specially developed mixing unit. It can be used in the field of generation and cogeneration both for feeding with low-pressure mains methane and with biogas from biodigester systems. Also present at Rimini is Green Force, another Holdim Group company focused on sustainable mobility solutions using zero-emission systems and carriers.

At Agritechnica with the bio-LNG engine

Ecomotive Solutions has always been committed not only to light duty vehicles, but also to commercial and heavy-duty. With this in mind, the company is bringing an engine powered by Bio LNG – liquefied natural gas produced through the liquefaction of a renewable gas, biomethane – with a cryogenic tank to Hannover. Ecomotive Solutions’ research and development explains: ”The power unit can be used with natural gas in its various forms, in this case we chose Bio LNG, flanked by a tank for storing the product. There are many developments, both for power generation and in the automotive field”. The German fair is also the first time that Ecomotive Solutions and Dimsport, both belonging to the Holdim Group, are exhibiting their innovations together on the same stand. For the occasion, Dimsport is bringing the innovative Rapid XTE add-on module dedicated to heavy vehicles such as tractors and trucks, the Dyno Tractor power test bench and the Race reprogramming system.

Hydrogen at FuturMotive

In Bologna, at the FuturMotive event, scheduled to take place from 16 to 18 November, there will be a hydrogen-powered car, a field that Ecomotive Solutions is exploring with several applications at an advanced stage of development, both on internal combustion engines and using fuel cells. The latest project in this field – at the prototype stage – developed by Ecomotive Solutions together with Green Force, another Holdim Group company, concerns the implementation of a hydrogen internal combustion system on engines typically used in medium-heavy commercial vehicles, making as few modifications as possible. An engine based on the FPT Industrial NEF 60, originally designed to run on diesel, was chosen as the development. A comment directly from the source: ‘The results are of great interest: thanks to a lean burn combustion strategy, a high engine efficiency (˃ 39%) was achieved, with minimal NOX emissions (˂ 120 ppm) and with performance suitable for both the proposed commercial use and an innovative application in green hydrogen power generation.

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Picture of the tank placed under the loading surface of the hydrogen car

The car on display at the FuturMotive is positioned on the Easy Action power test bench from Dimsport, which shares the stand. Also present is ByteRD, a company in the group that handles the diagnostics for motorbikes. “Tuning and engine calibration also play an important role in optimising performance and reducing consumption.”

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