Werner and Cummins to collaborate on hydrogen IC engine
Hydrogen engines offer OEMs and end-users the benefit of adaptability by continuing to use familiar mechanical drivelines.
Werner Enterprises (a transportation and logistics provider) will begin validating and integrating Cummins’s (power solutions provider) 15-liter natural gas and 15-litre hydrogen internal combustion engines in its vehicles.
Werner Cummins will begin integrating the new powertrains in Werner trucks in the second half of 2022, starting with the 15-litre natural gas product.
The collaboration will combine both companies’ extensive experience and expertise to provide Werner’s fleet with a safe and reliable solution that will help them meet their sustainability and operational targets. It will also provide Cummins with valuable operational and performance data to help optimise its product offerings.
The 15-litre natural gas engine was announced in October 2021 which can be paired with a Cummins Eaton Automated Transmission Technologies Endurant HD Transmission and Cummins Fuel Delivery System, ensuring a purpose-built and fully integrated natural gas powertrain.
Additionally, the 15-litre hydrogen engine can use zero-carbon green hydrogen fuel produced by Cummins-manufactured electrolysers. The projected investment in renewable hydrogen production globally will provide a growing opportunity to deploy hydrogen-powered fleets utilising either Cummins fuel cell or engine power.
Srikanth Padmanabhan, President at Cummins, said, “The next generation Cummins powertrains will provide a clear path to transition towards a zero-emission future.”
Derek Leathers, CEO, Werner Enterprises, added, “The options Cummins is providing align with our longstanding focus on sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint.”
Amy Boerger, VP at Cummins, noted, “These collaborations allow us to refine and optimise our technologies to make the shift to zero-emissions commercial transportation solutions across diverse markets much more quickly.”