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dynaCERT’s technology to support the first hybrid hydrogen diesel race truck

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Global Hydrogen Review,

dynaCERT Inc. has entered into an agreement with the French team, HoleShot Competition, to support their MAN Dakar Rally race truck at the 2024 Dakar Classic event. The French team’s #915 MAN Dakar Classic Rally race truck has been fitted with a HydraGEN™ HG1 Unit that is designed to provide hydrogen and additional oxygen to the truck’s engine.

dynaCERT’s proprietary HydraGEN™ technology is designed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG), NOx, CO2, THC and particulate matter when compared to other diesel trucks that will race at the Dakar Classic Rally.

The Dakar Classic Rally is a very demanding off-road race that reveals the competitors' capacity for resistance in long distance stages in the desert. The 2024 edition of the Dakar Classic Rally will take place in Saudi Arabia, where the race will cover an equivalent distance of 5000 km and 14 days of racing, including only one day of rest at mid-distance.

The Dakar Classic Rally will be a way to demonstrate the performance of dynaCERT’s on demand hydrogen production units in an environment facing hot weather, hard impacts and vibrations and in a demanding operational mode.

Alexandre Lemeray, Holeshot Competition Team manager, who has participated 10 times at the Dakar Classic Rally, stated: “We are proud to partner with an international company such as dynaCERT that is focused on reducing carbon emissions. For us, the purpose of being supported by dynaCERT is to show that motorsport can be less polluting, which was the starting point of our discussion with the company asking them to join us in our Dakar Classic Rally journey. HydraGEN is already used by road transport trucks, so I'm delighted to be able to show that it's possible to hybridise diesel engines with hydrogen energy with this technology in truck racing, all the more so in an event like the Dakar Classic Rally, which takes place in the middle of nature. ASO, the organiser of the Dakar Classic Rally, has been making major efforts for years to reduce the carbon footprint of its events. We're delighted to be able to make our own contribution to their efforts.”

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