Cummins to supply electrolyzer system for new hydrogen plant in Niagara Falls

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins Inc. has said it will supply an electrolyzer system for a new hydrogen production plant in Niagara Falls, New York.

The Columbus-based company said Monday that it will supply a 35-megawatt electrolyzer system for new facility operated by British company Linde.

Electrolyzers are devices that use electricity to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen can then be used to generate power for industrial, chemical and other applications, according to Cummins’ website.

Linde, which has the largest liquid hydrogen capacity and distribution system in the world, describes itself as a leading industrial gas and engineering company with 2021 sales of $31 billion.

In September, the U.K.-based company announced plans to increase its U.S. green hydrogen production. The Niagara Falls, New York, plant is expected to start operating by 2025, Linde said in a press release in September.

The Niagara Falls, New York, facility is expected to be Linde’s largest U.S. green hydrogen plant in what Cummins described as “significant progress in moving the green hydrogen economy forward.”

“This project is not only a milestone for Cummins, but also for the energy transition in the U.S.,” said Cummins President and Vice President of New Power Amy Davis. “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.”

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