The Anonymous Widower

Air Products, Cummins To Accelerate Hydrogen Integration In Fuel Cells Trucks

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on H2 View.

This is the first two paragraphs of the article.

Air Products and Cummins jointly announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding today (July 26) to work together to accelerate the integration of hydrogen fuel cell trucks around the world.

Cummins is expected to provide hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains integrated into selected OEM partners’ heavy-duty trucks for Air Products, as the company begins the conversion of its global fleet of distribution vehicles to hydrogen.

Note.

  1. In 2020, Air Products had a turnover of nearly $9 billion.
  2. Air Products used to provide the liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen for the Space Shuttle.
  3. According to Wikipedia, Air Products have a good Environmental Record.
  4. In 2020, Cummins had a turnover of nearly $20 billion.
  5. Cummins have been reported to be testing hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines.

Have two of the biggest beasts joined together to exploit they technology, by initially developing hydrogen-powered trucks for Air Products global distribution?

To my mind, this could be a deal to watch.

  • Cummins have both the fuel cell development and manufacture. under their control.
  • Air Products have the production of the hydrogen under their own control.
  • Hydrogenics, who Cummins took over in 2019, are manufacturers of both fuel cells and electrolysers.

Wrapped round it all are two of America’s largest companies, who trade globally.

But what better way is there to demonstrate hydrogen-powered trucks is there, than to use them to distribute your own products?

July 27, 2021 - Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Yes Cummins needed to develop their relationship with the the big industrial gas manufacturers. Linde the largest of the Big 3 gas producers did something similar last year with Plug Power a fuel cell manufacturer, while Air Liquide the 2nd largest also did something similar last year.
    https://energies.airliquide.com/air-liquide-and-port-rotterdam-launch-partnership-foster-hydrogen-powered-trucks-and-infrastructure.
    Hydrogen is moving forward – dynamic times!

    Comment by fammorris | July 27, 2021 | Reply


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