Cummins closes on NPROXX joint venture for hydrogen storage

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Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today announced that it closed on the previously announced NPROXX joint venture with ETC for hydrogen storage tanks. 

“NPROXX’s leading hydrogen storage products are an exciting complement to our broad and differentiated hydrogen portfolio,” said Amy Davis, Vice President and President, New Power at Cummins Inc. “Many companies aspire to shape tomorrow’s hydrogen economy, but very few have all of the elements required. We are excited to bring together Cummins’ 100 years of experience in launching new products, partnerships and customer support with NPROXX’s innovative hydrogen storage tank solutions.”

The joint venture will provide customers with hydrogen products for both on-highway and rail applications. Leveraging more than 40 years of centrifuge technology from ETC, NPROXX has been supplying carbon fiber tanks for more than two years with products in bus, truck, train and other on-highway applications.

“We admire Cummins’ scale advantage, global reach and deep understanding of their customers, and our teams are united in our shared commitment to unlock the potential of hydrogen,” said Rainer vor dem Esche, Managing Director, NPROXX. “Together, we can provide unique and reliable hydrogen storage options that will accelerate the availability of hydrogen solutions for our customers.” 

NPROXX’s type 4 hydrogen pressure vessels are equipped to serve a wide range of industries, including commercial vehicles, passenger vehicles, trains and refueling infrastructure applications. The technology can also be modified for use in multiple fuel types, including natural gas.

Cummins and ETC will each own 50 percent of the new joint venture. The unconsolidated joint venture results will be included as part of Cummins’ New Power business segment, led by Davis. 

Cummins is quickly emerging as the hydrogen leader for commercial and industrial industries. To date, the company has more than 500 electrolyzer installations and 2,000 fuel cell installations worldwide. Its electrolyzers are in fueling stations on five continents, including the first fueling stations in Scotland, Sweden, Norway and Southeast Asia.

Want to learn more about Cummins investments across the hydrogen supply chain? Join company leaders including Chairman and CEO Tom Lingebarger at 10:30 a.m. (EST) Nov. 16 for Cummins Hydrogen Day. Register now.
 

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About NPROXX

NPROXX is a global leader in designing, developing and manufacturing Type 4 pressure vessels for the storage of hydrogen under high pressure. Based on 40 years experience in carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) products and systems in various industries NPROXX provides composite tank systems and tailor made solutions for hydrogen storage applications: Transport and storage (500 bar, 1000 bar), Heavy duty vehicles, busses and ships (350 bar), Automotive (700 bar). More information can be found on our news and case studies page at https://www.nproxx.com/news-and-case-studies/

About Cummins Inc.

Cummins Inc., a global power technology leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from internal combustion, electric and hybrid integrated power solutions and components including filtration, aftertreatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, microgrid controls, batteries, electrolyzers and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 59,900 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, environment and equality of opportunity. Cummins serves its customers online, through a network of company-owned and independent distributor locations, and through thousands of dealer locations worldwide and earned about $2.1 billion on sales of $24 billion in 2021.

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