Hydrogen strategies to advance its adoption will be launched by Chevron and Cummins Inc., as both companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) upon the matter. The strategic alliance will explore was to commercially develop hydrogen and other alternative energy sources.
Firstly, the MoU will provide a framework for both companies to collaborate on four initial objectives; Those objectives intend to further push hydrogen as a pathwat for decarbonization of hard industries, as well as to push Cummins solutions upon the market.
Secondly, the first objective of the MoU is to advance public policy that promotes hydrogen as a decarbonizing solution for transportation and industry. The second objective would be to build market demand for commercial vehicles and industrial applications powered by hydrogen.
Thirdly, the other objective would be to develop infrastructure to support the use of hydrogen in fuel cell vehicles; and the last one would be to explore opportunities to leverage Cummins electrolyzer; as well as fuel cell technologies at one or more of Chevron’s domestic refineries.
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Hydrogen, RNG and bio feedstock for refineries on Chevron’s plans
Moreover, about the alliance, Andy Walz, president of Chevron’s Americas Fuels & Lubricants, said. “Chevron is committed to developing and delivering affordable, reliable; also, ever-cleaner energy; consequently, collaborating with Cummins is a positive step toward our goal of building a large-scale business in a lower-carbon area; that is complementary to our current offerings.”
He also remarked. “Hydrogen is just one lower-carbon solution we are investing in that will position our customers to reduce the carbon intensity; of their businesses and everyday lives. We’ve also invested in developing and supplying renewable natural gas, blending renewables into our fuels; also, coprocessing biofeedstocks in our refineries, and abatement projects that will reduce the carbon intensity of our operations.”
On the other hand, Amy Davis, vice president and president of New Power at Cummins, commented. “Working with Chevron to advance hydrogen technology and accelerate ecosystem development helps us continue our goal in enabling a carbon-neutral world.”
Finally, he also said. “The energy transition is happening; we recognize the critical role hydrogen will play in our energy mix. We’ve deployed more than 2,000 fuel cells and 600 electrolyzers around the world; and we are also exploring other alternatives including a hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine; as we continue to accelerate and harness hydrogen’s powerful potential.”