IT'S THE BASIC BUILDING BLOCK OF THE UNIVERSE.
And today, hydrogen is an essential element of any power portfolio.
BIG BREAKTHROUGH. SMALL FOOTPRINT.
The next big thing in clean energy offers absolute purity with no sacrifice in power, no decline in performance, and absolutely no emissions.
Fuel cells generate electricity through a chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen. Hydrogen gas is passed through a fuel cell stack, where the pure hydrogen mixes with atmospheric oxygen to generate electricity, which is used to create electric power.
Cummins is investing in two primary types of fuel cells, Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC), as well as hydrogen production technologies in order to provide a seamless start-to-finish solution to customers.
Think of hydrogen as a battery itself - a clean energy storage mechanism, but with all the practicalities of a traditional fuel source, like diesel. Along with its unique properties come distinct benefits.
Right now, fuel cells are powering data centers, communication networks, retail sites, and municipal facilities across the world. And in terms of transportation, its practical applications are practically limitless.
According to the Hydrogen Council, by 2030, more than 350,000 hydrogen trucks could be transporting goods, and 50,000 hydrogen buses, thousands of trains and passenger ships could be transporting people without carbon and local emissions.
Toward 2050, the Hydrogen Council's vision also includes hydrogen as a feedstock for renewable fuels for freight shipping.
OUR HISTORY WITH HYDROGEN
Cummins fuel cell technology is road-tested and ready for the marketplace.
Where we are today is rooted in 20 years of research, development, and strategic partnerships.
THE POWER OF CHOICE
Hydrogen fuel cell power marks the latest entry into our portfolio of power solutions.