Cummins to test new hydrogen-fuelled internal combustion engine

Cummins is set to begin testing of a new hydrogen-fuelled internal combustion engine today (July 13) that will support customers in meeting the energy and environmental needs of the future.

Following the proof-of-concept testing, the company plans to evaluate the engine in a variety of on and off highway applications, supporting the Cummins’ efforts to accelerate the decarbonisation of commercial vehicles.

Cummins states that the hydrogen engines can use green hydrogen fuel, produced by Cummins-manufactured electrolysers, emitting near zero carbon emissions through the tailpipe and near zero levels of NOx.

The projected investment in renewable hydrogen production globally will provide a growing opportunity for the deployment of hydrogen-powered fleets utilising either Cummins fuel cells or engine power.

This is part of an investment across a range of technologies to support hydrogen-based transportation including hydrogen engines, fuel cells, electrolysers and storage tanks.

The high energy density of hydrogen enables easily integrated on-board gas storage without compromising either vehicle payload or operating range.

The joint venture with hydrogen storage specialist NPROXX adds the ability to integrate the fuel cell or hydrogen engine with the high-pressure gas cylinder tanks and supply lines on the vehicle.

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