Following its launch last week, the first 105kVA Tecnogen/PUNCH Hydrogen-Flywheel Generator has been purchased by John F Hunt Power.

Sharing the common commitment to be market leaders, the 20-year relationship between BGG Tecnogen and John F Hunt was strengthened earlier this year when Hunt invested £12 million in the largest single purchase of Stage V Generators in the UK.

Now, an innovative collaboration between Tecnogen and the PUNCH Group has resulted in a ‘World First’, by combining a Hydrogen Engine with Flywheel Power System technology, integrated into a generator.

PUNCH Hydrocells developed the hydrogen engine, which is based on a robust diesel engine design, already being produced in high volumes for other applications. The integrated Flywheel Power System, developed by PUNCH Flybrid, rapidly injects high powered energy, increasing the dynamic load response and peak power of the generator for demanding applications as required.

The unit itself has been created by Tecnogen, part of the Bruno Group based in Italy, whose generators are characterised by incredibly low noise, high efficiency and outstanding reliability.

The John F Hunt Group, who are openly committed to achieving Net Zero emissions, have closely monitored the revolutionary developments in the hydrogen sector for some time and have seen this as the right moment in time to invest in the technology via their Power Rental business.

David Hunt, Managing Director of John F Hunt Power said This purchase is the first of several projects that we are engaged in. We are working with globally recognised brands to deliver different approaches to the application of hydrogen for the power industry. I’m delighted that together, Tecnogen and PUNCH have developed this ground-breaking generator technology, which adds immense credibility to their product advancement”

Renato Bruno, Founder Bruno Generators Group commented: “We have a 20 year business relationship with John F Hunt Power and appreciate their commitment to our latest product developed together with the PUNCH Group. This new Hydrogen + Flybrid generator underlines the ambition of Tecnogen to be market leaders.”

Guido Dumarey, Founder PUNCH Group added: “In order to enable sustainable power for all, we need to change where our energy is coming from. We see hydrogen as a key element in the drive to Net Zero emissions. The purchase of the first Hydrogen + Flybrid generator set by innovative market-leaders John F Hunt Power is an important step in this direction.