The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTCIT), in cooperation with an Omani company specialized in research and development, has unveiled the first truck that operates with a combined combustion technology of diesel and hydrogen within the Sultanate of Oman, reported news agency Zawya.
This initiative is part of the ministry’s Net Zero Carbon Neutrality Program 2050 (the transport hub), and will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions compared to a conventional diesel truck.
The truck’s storage system was developed and installed by the local Omani firm Blue Eyes, while the engine conversion kit was supplied by a German company.
His Excellency Engineer Saeed bin Hamoud Al Maawali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, said that the Zero Neutrality team (part of the MTCIT) collaborated with Blue Eyes in the development of the new dual fuel truck, which is expected to reduce the equivalent of 40% of carbon dioxide by August 2023.
In a statement to Oman News Agency, Hamoud Al Maawali added that the ministry encourages the development of any technology in Oman, and is ready to support and develop it so that Oman becomes a technology exporting hub.