Distributed Energy Resources - April 21, 2022
Butler Concrete Lowers Emissions With Hydrogen Fuel
Butler Concrete and Aggregate Ltd. implemented a hydrogen and oxygen fuel enhancement system to its fleet of ready-mix concrete trucks with the help of locally owned and operated Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc.
The innovative fuel enhancement system enables Butler to further reduce carbon emissions associated with the production and transportation of concrete.
“We are always examining operational improvements to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Travis Butler, President, Butler Concrete and Aggregate, in a statement. “Our collaboration with Empire Hydrogen shows we can make a net positive difference when we work together and embrace innovation. The importance of situating concrete and aggregate sites near construction sites reduces transportation emissions. Further emission reductions are realized with technological improvements to enhance the efficiency of the vehicle’s fuel systems.”
Empire Hydrogen’s technology enhances the existing diesel fuel system of Butler’s concrete trucks by using electrolysis to convert water into hydrogen and oxygen then injecting these gasses into the engine’s air intake where the combustion process is enhanced. The results of Butler incorporating the Empire Hydrogen fuel enhancement system are reductions in diesel fuel consumption, CO2 and NOx emissions.
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