Collaborative R&D Competitions

Perkins Engines – Project Coeus 

Developing a net-zero, hydrogen-hybrid, integrated power system for off-highway applications. 

Perkins Engines, Equipmake, and Loughborough University aim to design, develop, and demonstrate an innovative ‘drop-in’ pre-integrated, highly configurable electric-hybrid power system. It will be capable of operating using hydrogen or lower-carbon intensity fuels that a wide range of customers can readily incorporate into their off-highway vehicles and machines.  

Project Highlights 

  • Developing a flexibly fueled drop-in replacement powerpack through an innovative combination of power system design and electric hybridisation. 
  • Supporting customer solutions for many non-road, mobile machine applications, and accelerating the transition to net zero. 
  • Total project value £22.3 million, £11.4 million funded by the Department for Business and Trade through the APC.


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