Cummins Inc. and Terex Advance Mixer Inc. have signed an agreement by which Terex will produce and trial concrete mixer trucks powered by Cummins’ hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines.
The project aims to develop a full hydrogen eco-system together with a hydrogen producer, vehicle manufacturer and end user. Four companies will be involved in the effort:
- Cummins’ X15H hydrogen internal combustion engines will be integrated into the Terex Advance Commander Series of front-discharge concrete mixer trucks.
- Edge Materials, LLC, a ready-mix concrete provider and Terex Advance customer, will operate the hydrogen-powered trucks in real-world environments, including on construction sites and infrastructure projects.
- PCC Hydrogen, an ultra-low carbon intensity hydrogen producer based in Louisville, KY, will supply the hydrogen fuel as well as stationary storage and dispensing services.
“While Cummins is investing in a range of power options to support decarbonization, hydrogen internal combustion engines are emerging as a key technology to eliminate carbon emissions from heavy-duty sectors, while retaining the power density and operational range typical of diesel engines,” Jim Nebergall, general manager of hydrogen engines at Cummins, said. “This collaboration represents an end-to-end demonstration of how hydrogen internal combustion engines work practically in tough applications using real trucks, real infrastructure and real end-users.”