As previously announced, Cummins will increasingly focus its attention on the electrolyzer business. Now, we know who is going to be in charge of such a crucial segment when it comes to hydrogen development. As a matter of fact, electrolyzers are the systems that will make it possible to get hydrogen from green sources.

Cummins: Ustinov will act as Vice President of Electrolyzer

So, Cummins has announced that Alexey Ustinov will act as Vice President of Electrolyzers. Ustinov has been with Cummins for 28 years and will leverage his deep industry expertise, most recently leading the company’s off-highway diesel engine segment, to realize Cummins’ goals in the hydrogen technology space. Based in Brussels, Belgium, Ustinov will work with leadership of Cummins’ alternative power business unit and teams across the world to solve for the industry’s unique challenges.

“Cummins has a robust strategy to realize a more sustainable future, the crux of which is bringing cleaner technology to the market quickly”, said Ustinov. “Hydrogen innovation is at the forefront of our path to a zero-emissions future, and we have the market-leading technology and world-class talent to help customers in the most difficult-to-abate sectors make the transition. I am inspired by the incredible potential we have to better the industries and the communities in which we work”.

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“I’m thrilled to have Alexey at the helm of this team of innovators to accelerate the scaling and adoption of hydrogen technologies”, commented Amy Davis, Vice President and President of New Power at Cummins. “Hydrogen will play a significant role in a decarbonized global economy, with the ability to support the most energy-intensive industries. Electrolysis represents a critical component of a net-zero future, and Alexey’s expertise and experience will help us drive the technology and the market forward”.

What has Cummins achieved in hydrogen so far

Cummins has a broad portfolio of renewable hydrogen technologies, commercially producing both proton exchange membrane (PEM) and alkaline electrolyzers. Cummins electrolyzers power the largest PEM electrolysis plant in operation in the world in Bécancour, Canada, at 20MW, and the company recently announced a new 25MW green hydrogen plant project with Florida Power & Light. Cummins technology also powers the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell passenger train in pilot operation across Europe, as well as the world’s first hydrogen refueling station for ships, cars, trucks and industrial customers in Antwerp, Belgium


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