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Cummins to showcase decarbonization technologies at Hannover trade event


Cummins’ decarbonization technologies to feature at major trade show in Hannover, Germany.

In September 20222, Cummins Inc is slated to showcase its commitment to decarbonization at the transportation industry’s biggest trade event in Hannover, Germany. It will display its low and no-carbon technologies as it ramps up efforts to reduce carbon in its traditional product lines.

With its Destination Zero™ strategy, Cummins aims to go further and faster to slash its carbon footprint as well as improve the air quality impacts of its products in its strive to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

“With Destination Zero, we are working to reduce emissions today, advancing engine-based solutions and investing in the right technologies at the right time with a deep understanding of our customers as we work to decarbonize our industry in a way that is best for all stakeholders,” said Jennifer Rumsey, Cummins President and CEO.

The company is also pursuing a dual-path approach to achieve its strategy of reducing carbon emissions from internal combustion engines even as continues to invest in new, zero-emission products. Last year, in 2021, Cummins spent around $1 billion on research and development of future technologies.

Its Destination Zero strategy incorporates well-to-wheels emissions reductions by matching technology readiness with infrastructure readiness.

“Cummins will showcase its fuel-agnostic platform, a range of diesel, natural gas and hydrogen internal combustion engines derived from a common base. The common architecture can be optimized for a variety of low- and no-carbon fuels such as hydrotreated vegetable oil, renewable natural gas and hydrogen,” said Rumsey. “When paired with no-carbon green hydrogen, Cummins’ hydrogen internal combustion engine produces zero well-to-wheel carbon dioxide emissions. Cummins will display both medium- and heavy-duty hydrogen products, highlighting the technology’s ability to support decarbonization across multiple duty cycles.”

The company’s fourth generation fuel cell marks the rapid evolution of the company’s zero-emissions technologies. For clients who want to reach zero GHG and clean up their air emissions today, hydrogen fuel cells are a great solution. Building on the deployment of more than 2,000 fuel cells, this next generation product provides improved power density, efficiency and durability for both medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Cummins is also investing in cutting edge battery technologies as it tries to develop the right battery solutions for the coming future. It will showcase multiple batteries at the show to help a variety of on-highway customers reach zero-emissions today. With distinct chemistries, form factors and benefits, all tested and validated, Cummins has developed a lineup of the right electrified solutions to meet customer demands.

“Our planet faces a tremendous challenge as we recognize the realities of climate change,” said Rumsey. “That is why we are taking action now and investing in a broad range of technologies to fuel industry decarbonization. Not only is this the right approach for our business, but it is critical for our planet and future generations.”