Cummins CEO Tells Environmental Group Good Stewardship Pays Off

A company that makes engines and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) might at first glance seem like an unusual pairing, but in an interview posted this week with Cummins Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger the two find plenty of common ground.

Speaking with the EDF’s Fred Krupp, Linebarger makes a strong case for how environmental stewardship is paying off for Cummins.

Cummins Partners with Microsoft and McKinstry to Shape the Future of Datacenters

Testing is expected to begin soon on natural gas powered fuel cells at the Microsoft-Cummins Advanced Energy Lab in Seattle, Washington (U.S.A.). The 20-rack environment in the lab seeks to simulate datacenter conditions to allow the evaluation of new technologies, which have the potential to improve efficiency, reduce emissions and decrease the costs associated with datacenter operations.

If the fuel cell concept is successful, it has the potential to greatly simplify datacenter power architecture, potentially doubling efficiency while reducing costs and improving reliability.

Jamestown Plant Leads the Way in Energy Efficiency


The plant recently showcased its latest initiative, a $47 million block machining line that utilizes on-demand hydraulics, coolant and pneumatics to reduce energy consumption as it produces the company’s high efficiency diesel and natural gas heavy duty engines.

Important Tips to Endure Dangerous Heatwave Conditions

In some of these areas, it was so hot that planes were not permitted to fly, roads buckled and power outages occurred due to strain on the power grid from excessive use of air conditioning.

Heat waves of this magnitude are not just an inconvenience, they can be dangerous, even life-threatening, if proper precautions aren’t taken. There were 45 heat-related fatalities in 2015 according to NOAA. Of all natural disasters, heat holds the highest 10-yr average of fatalities with 113.

Fridley Plant Restores Land to Native Prairie

Cummins Power Generation’s manufacturing facility in Fridley, Minn., is returning parts of its grounds to their native prairie state, potentially reducing water and fertilizer use.

A grass burning took place in July in space that will become a small prairie as part of a pilot project at the site. Another area by a new test cell will also be seeded with prairie grass this fall.

Fleet Reduces Global Warming with Natural Gas Engines from Cummins Westport

Indiana’s largest beer and wine distributor has announced it will convert 85 percent of its heavy duty truck fleet to Cummins Westport engines fueled by compressed natural gas.

The Monarch Beverage Company is partnering with Cummins and several other companies on the project, which will include an on-site compressed natural gas fueling station to be completed by March, 2013.

Cummins Innovates to Reduce Global Waste Footprint

In Fridley, Minn., Cummins is making significant strides to reduce production waste thanks in part to a partnership with Rise, Inc. The local not-for-profit helps create job opportunities for people who have significant disabilities and other employment barriers.

The Rise employees work on a variety of tasks including the plant’s recycling efforts, which have increased significantly in recent years. Along with other steps, Cummins Power Generation in 2012 eliminated 34 percent of the solid waste that had been going to landfills – an annual cost savings of $28,000.

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