Governo do Reino Unido financia consórcio liderado pela Cummins que vai acelerar o desenvolvimento de tecnologias de tratamento de ar para motores híbridos e de célula de combustível

Huddersfield, U.K.

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), the lead organization of a consortium focused on decarbonizing heavy-duty powertrains, announced today that the Government funded project TRIDENT will accelerate British development of air handling technologies by three years. The funding allows Cummins and its partners to allocate additional engineers and resources to develop new air handling technologies for hybrid and fuel cell powertrains.

Aligned with U.K. Government ambitions, the collaborative project led by Cummins, seeks to reduce CO2 emissions and improve air quality by building a U.K. supply chain for the next generation of heavy-duty turbochargers.

Announced as a recipient of funding from the Advanced Propulsion Centre in June last year, as part of the latest round of Government and industry funding for low-carbon emissions research, the announcement comes as the U.K. starts counting down towards the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), held in Glasgow later this year with more than 200 world leaders due to discuss climate action. 

Cummins, a leading supplier of turbocharger technology for more than 60 years with rich company heritage derived from the Holset brand, is well-positioned to lead the consortium with partners University of Bath, Holtex Ltd and Aeristech. Brett Fathauer, Executive Director – Research & Engineering for Cummins Turbo Technologies said, “The funding that Cummins and our partners received from the Advanced Propulsion Centre is critical to helping us deliver CO2 and fuel consumption improvements across a variety of power solutions.” 

“Additionally, we expect to accelerate our development of air handling technologies for hybrid and fuel cell powertrains by three years, as we continue our focus on developing and offering technologies that are better for our customers, the environment and our communities.” 

The TRIDENT project supports the U.K.'s long-term capabilities to reduce CO2 and improve air quality for future generations, a clear ambition which is a focus for all levels of Government. This was once again highlighted at the recent G7 Summit in Cornwall where world leaders stood by the ongoing global commitment to halve global emissions by 2030 and reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

While immediate purchases of on-highway zero-emission vehicles remain focused on cars and buses, investment in long-term research and development is critical to meeting the demands of heavy-duty applications and aligning with zero-emission targets.

Duncan Kerr, CEO of Aeristech, said: "Working with Cummins in a partnership of this caliber is an outstanding opportunity to use our electric motor technologies in next-generation powertrains for hydrogen-fuel cell powered vehicles. Our technologies deliver the high performance and efficiency needed to increase the power output of the fuel cell by forcing air into the fuel cell engine using an electrically driven turbocharger. These hydrogen fuel cell systems are zero emission and we're delighted to be working with Cummins to jointly develop new green technology solutions."

Building on extensive cutting-edge developments in every major component and subsystem across the mechanical and e-machines domains, Cummins and the consortium partners aim to create a game-changing energy recovery platform which delivers CO2 and fuel consumption improvements across a variety of sustainable power solutions, understanding that electric alone may not be suitable for some applications.

About Aeristech

Aeristech's unique and patented technologies deliver high speed electric motors that are smaller, lighter and accelerate faster than competitor's units, with all the R&D undertaken in the U.K. at its site in Warwickshire. This resulting high performance and efficiency means Aeristech's motor technologies can play a significant role in powering heavy-duty eturbochargers for use in hydrogen fuel cells providing innovative zero carbon transportation solutions.

Sobre a Cummins Inc.

A Cummins Inc., líder global em energia, é uma corporação de segmentos de negócios complementares que projeta, fabrica, distribui e fornece serviços para um amplo portfólio de soluções de energia. Os produtos da empresa vão de trens de força a diesel, gás natural, elétricos e híbridos a componentes relacionados, incluindo filtragem, pós-tratamento, turbocompressores, sistemas de combustível, sistemas de controle, sistemas de tratamento de ar, transmissões automatizadas, sistemas de geração de energia elétrica, baterias, sistemas de eletrificação, geração de hidrogênio e produtos de células de combustível. Com sede em Columbus, Indiana (EUA), desde sua fundação em 1919, a Cummins emprega aproximadamente 57.800 pessoas comprometidas a impulsionar um mundo mais próspero por meio de três prioridades de responsabilidade corporativa globais que são essenciais para comunidades saudáveis: educação, meio ambiente e igualdade de oportunidades. A Cummins atende a seus clientes on-line, através de uma rede proprietária e de distribuidores locais independentes, bem como de milhares de revendedores locais ao redor do mundo, e lucrou cerca de US$ 1,8 bilhões em vendas de US$ 19,8 bilhões em 2020. Saiba mais em cummins.com .

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