Cummins Signs MoU to Demonstrate Real-World Hydrogen Ecosystem
Cummins Inc. recently announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Terex® Advance Mixer Inc., a subsidiary of Terex Corporation, Edge Materials LLC and PCC Hydrogen Inc., to produce, trial and prove concrete mixer trucks powered by Cummins’ zero-carbon, hydrogen fueled internal combustion engines.
The project aims to develop a full hydrogen eco-system together with a hydrogen producer, vehicle manufacturer and end user. It is the first MoU of its kind signed by Cummins®. The efforts will see Cummins’ X15H hydrogen internal combustion engines integrated into the Terex Advance Commander Series of front-discharge concrete mixer trucks. Edge Materials, LLC, a ready-mix concrete provider and Terex Advance customer will operate the hydrogen-powered trucks in challenging real-world environments including on construction sites and critical infrastructure projects. PCC Hydrogen, an ultra-low carbon intensity hydrogen producer will supply the hydrogen fuel as well as stationary storage and dispensing services.
Aligned with Destination Zero™ - Cummins’ strategy to reduce the greenhouse gas and air quality impacts of its products - the 4-company collaboration will spearhead a complete and viable approach to decarbonizing mixer trucks, without impacting vehicle performance.
Using proven internal combustion engine technology, Cummins’ hydrogen engines use hydrogen rather than diesel fuel. They are similar in architecture to today’s diesel and natural gas-powered engines, offering heavier-duty, longer range applications a route to decarbonize without major changes to vehicle designs and at a lower upfront cost than current zero-carbon alternatives.
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