Cummins hydrogen engines to be used in concrete mixers

A maker of concrete mixing trucks is making a deal with Cummins to provide hydrogen powered engines for the machines.

The Columbus based engine manufacturer and Terex Advance have announced a letter of intent for the partnershipto use the X15H hydrogen internal combustion engines in the Terex Advance Commander Series equipment.

The series is now powered by Cummins diesel engines, but the company will include a zero-carbon hydrogen fuel option when the engine series production starts in coming years.

David Grabner, General Manager at Terex Advance, called the Cummins’ X15H a feasible zero-carbon option for the trucks and said the company is “eagerly anticipating the future deployment of this technology.”

The X15H will be part of Cummins fuel-agnostic, internal combustion engine platform product line. Cummins recently announced plans to invest $452 million dollars into its Jamestown, N.Y. plant, to produce the fuel-agnostic platform.

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