Cummins opens hydrogen fuel cell systems plant in Germany

Posted by kachalo on 26 ноября, 2021 in government | Short Link

Cummins inaugurates a hydrogen fuel cell system plant in Herten, Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia, as part of its new carbon-neutral strategy. The first and main consumer of the plant’s products will be Alstom, which produces hydrogen trains for European rail operators.

Says Amy Davis, President of New Power at Cummins, “

The production capacity of the Herten plant is 10 megawatts per year of hydrogen fuel cells. As mentioned above, #alstom trains will be equipped with them.

The new facility will include, in addition to the production area, also the R&D area required to further expand Cummins’ hydrogen business.

In September 2019, Cummins acquired the company

In addition to producing hydrogen fuel cell systems, Cummins also manufactures electrolysers. One of them, power

On the example of Cummins, it becomes clear in what direction the development of propulsion and energy systems is going. And although now some representatives of Cummins say that the company continues to work on improving its diesel equipment (which is certainly not a bad thing), but the development trend in the transport and energy industries shows that diesel engines have a maximum of 15-20 years left in private and public transport. After that, if it will be used, then, most likely, as a backup option in military and special equipment, and emergency generation.

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