Cummins joins the Hydrogen Engine Alliance

By Julian Buckley13 June 2022

Cummins X15H hydrogen engine Cummins X15H hydrogen engine under development

Cummins has reported that it has joined the Hydrogen Engine Alliance, a group which supports research and development of sustainable hydrogen internal combustion engine technology.

The series engine manufacturer brings significant experience in development and manufacturing of internal combustion engines, together with hydrogen fuel cells and battery electric powertrain component technologies.

Cummins recently announced that it would develop a ‘fuel agnostic’ engine range, including hydrogen internal combustion engines from 6.7- to 15-litres for both on- and off-road applications. The company also has a JV with hydrogen storage specialist NPROXX, looking at integrating hydrogen engines with onboard gas tanks and fuel supply systems.

Jonathan Atkinson, Cummins executive director, On-Highway Europe commented: “We are delighted to participate in the Hydrogen Engine Alliance and look forward to working together with fellow members to advance decarbonisation of the power industry.

“Internal combustion engines are efficient, robust and can operate continuously under heavy load – attributes that will carry forward with hydrogen fuel. These advantages, combined with CO₂ neutrality, means hydrogen has the potential to play a significant role in decarbonising both commercial and industrial applications.”

The Hydrogen Engine Alliance comprises major automotive companies, industry suppliers and academic institutions, including: Bosch, Daimler Truck and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Cummins’ commitment to advancing hydrogen engine technology is part of the Destination Zero strategy, the company’s pledge to support carbon emissions reduction through a broad range of power solutions.

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