Volvo Penta will present these solutions and technologies at the Middle East Energy (MEE) 2024 exhibition, taking place in Dubai 16-18 April. The aim is to engage in meaningful dialogue to accelerate opportunities for business cases in net zero solutions. By collaborating closely with customers and interested parties, the aim is to co-develop efficient, cost-effective, reliable, and high-performing power solutions and drive the transition towards a sustainable future.

Volvo Penta at the MEE with the Battery Energy Storage Subsystem

Volvo Penta’s scalable battery energy storage subsystem is designed as a complement to enhance power delivery efficiency for an emission-free future. Featuring energy-dense batteries optimized for industrial applications, the subsystem enables rapid charging and discharging. This modular subsystem is a unique proposition for BESS applications where energy density is a priority.

Renewable fuel combustion engines 

Volvo Penta is also advancing its combustion engine platform to support customers in transitioning to lower-emission operations, by exploring renewable fuel options like natural gas and hydrogen. Currently, all engines are certified to run on hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO), with some planned for hydrogen development, starting with dual-fuel engines that run on diesel and hydrogen. Pilots and trial runs are underway in off-highway and power generation applications with a first genset prototype to begin trial later in 2024. Volvo Penta’s D17 genset engine launched at MEE last year will also be a platform for renewable fuels.

The future of fuel cell

As a proponent of green hydrogen fuel adoption, the third technology path towards net-zero – fuel-cell technology – has opportunities for the genset and commercial/industrial vehicle markets to decarbonize. The technology is being researched and developed by the Volvo Group, and the first fuel cell trucks are being trialed on public roads.


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