JCB says it is going to showcase its super-efficient hydrogen combustion technology on the international stage for the first time with its debut at Conexpo in the USA.

The company says the wraps will come off its brand new hydrogen combustion engine – the company’s zero-carbon emissions solution for construction and agricultural equipment – at the show in Las Vegas as part of the International Fluid Power Exposition (IFPE).

According to JCB, chairman Lord Bamford is leading the project to develop its hydrogen technology.

“The JCB engineering team has made enormous strides in a short space of time to develop a hydrogen internal combustion engine and it already powers a JCB prototype backhoe loader and a Loadall telescopic hander,” said Lord Bamford.

“As the first construction equipment company to develop a fully working combustion engine fuelled by hydrogen, I’m delighted we are now able to present this technology on the international stage.”