Cummins, a global power solutions provider, will provide technology in collaboration with the EPC player Tecnimont Private Limited (TCMPL), the Indian subsidiary of Maire Tecnimont Group, - to build one of India’s largest proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer for GAIL.
Cummins will leverage its proprietary PEM electrolysis technology, one of the most advanced and efficient technologies available today, to manufacture electrolyzers for the GAIL project. This project is anticipated to produce 4.3 tons of green hydrogen per day (equivalent to ~10 MW of electrical power input).
At the commencement of this flagship project, Ashwath Ram, MD of Cummins India, said, “At Cummins, our approach to sustainability aligns with the company’s mission to make people’s lives better by powering a more prosperous world. We are deeply aligned with India’s National Hydrogen Mission to pave the path toward zero emissions and support the transition to decarbonized power. The GAIL Green Hydrogen production project based on our PEM Electrolyzer technology is a first of its kind and will pave the way for many such projects in the future. Cummins has a long history of advanced technology and engineering capabilities to innovate across a broad portfolio of market-leading renewable hydrogen technologies and has been a part of many of the world’s hydrogen ‘firsts.’ Despite a challenging timeline, we are excited about the commencement of this project and strongly believe that decarbonization is a growth opportunity for Cummins.”
As the lightest and most abundant element in the universe, hydrogen is rarely found in nature in its elemental form and is always extracted from other hydrogen-containing compounds. Thus, how well hydrogen contributes to decarbonization is determined by its production method. Brown or grey hydrogen is produced via coal gasification or steam methane reforming; green hydrogen is produced using water electrolysis with electricity generated by renewable sources. Cummins has its proprietary PEM electrolysis technology which is used to manufacture PEM electrolyzers globally. The R&D team at Cummins continues to work on other advanced technologies of electrolysis as well.
Cummins has supplied and commissioned more than 600 electrolyzers worldwide with PEM and alkaline technologies. These electrolyzers operate successfully in leading hydrogen use cases such as hydrogen refueling stations, industrial applications, gas grids, and energy storage projects.
Cummins Inc., a global power solutions technology provider, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from internal combustion, electric, and hybrid integrated power solutions and components, including filtration, after treatment, turbochargers, fuel systems, controls systems, air handling systems, automated transmissions, electric power generation systems, microgrid controls, batteries, electrolyzers, and fuel cell products. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins employs approximately 59,900 people committed to powering a more prosperous world through three global corporate responsibility priorities critical to healthy communities: education, environment, and equality of opportunity. Cummins serves its customers online, through a network of company-owned and independent distributor locations, and thousands of dealer locations worldwide and earned about $2.1 billion on sales of $24 billion in 2021. Learn more at cummins.com.