German engine manufacturer Deutz Ag has just launched its first hydrogen-fuelled six-cylinder engine.

The TCG 7.8 H2 produces 268hp (200kW) and is based on one of the firm’s existing engine designs.

Deutz Ag has said that this particular engine meets all eligibility criteria set by the EU for zero CO2 emission engines.

Having passed all initial scrutiny on the test bench, full production is scheduled to begin in 2024. The hydrogen engine’s first pilot application is said to be in stationary equipment for power generation.

“The six-cylinder TCG 7.8 H2 is based on an existing engine design. Generating a power output of 200 kW, it runs carbon-neutral and very quietly. In principle, the engine is suitable for all current Deutz applications, but due to the available infrastructure it is likely to be used first in stationary equipment, generators, and rail transport,” said Dr Markus Müller, chief technology officer of Deutz Ag.