Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is supplying a 35-megawatt electrolyzer system to support Linde’s new hydrogen production plant in Niagara Falls, New York.
Linde, a global industrial gases and engineering company with U.S. headquarters in Connecticut, will use Cummins’ proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer system to power what will be its largest green hydrogen plant in the U.S.
At the plant, Cummins says its electrolyzers will be powered by hydropower, making the end product completely carbon-free, or green.
“This project is not only a milestone for Cummins, but also for the energy transition in the U.S.,” said Amy Davis, president of new power at Cummins. “Adding the 35MW of this Linde plant to our electrolyzer project footprint highlights our commitment to scaling the green hydrogen economy and our ability to support large-scale renewable hydrogen production with market-leading innovation.”
The electrolyzers split water into oxygen and hydrogen, and the resulting green hydrogen can be stored as a compressed gas or a liquid and used as an energy-dense power source, which Cummins says will ultimately help decarbonize a host of “hard-to abate sectors,” including heavy-duty transportation and industrial processes.
Cummins says its electrolyzer system also has the ability to scale up output as needed.