Edge Materials, Cummins, PCCH2, Terex Advance spec hydrogen-fueled mixer


Sources: Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind.; Terex Advance Mixer, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; CP staff

A four-party memorandum of understanding will extend recently announced Cummins Inc. and Terex Advance Mixer work toward an X15H-powered Commander Series front discharge mixer. Cloverdale, Ind. ready mixed producer Edge Materials Inc. and Kentucky green hydrogen processing specialist PCC Hydrogen Inc. (PCCH2) will team with the manufacturers to produce, trial and prove concrete mixer trucks powered by the Cummins hydrogen fueled internal combustion engine. Memorandum parties aim to develop a full hydrogen producer, vehicle manufacturer and end user ecosystem: Edge Materials and Terex Advance will operate hydrogen-powered concrete mixer trucks on construction sites and critical infrastructure projects; PCCH2 will supply fuel as well as stationary hydrogen storage and dispensing services.

“We are excited to be facilitating the combined efforts of Cummins, Terex Advance and PCC Hydrogen to demonstrate a real-life carbon reduction system for concrete delivery,” says Edge Materials President Dana Boyd. “As industries are looking for ways to reduce carbon emissions, we will be aligning our pioneering efforts utilizing the X15H engine in front discharge mixer trucks to show that hydrogen technology is a viable alternative fuel for demanding on- and off-highway environments.”

The Cummins X15H uses zero-carbon hydrogen fuel rather than traditional diesel, but is  similar in architecture to diesel and natural gas-powered engines. An inaugural X15H-equipped Command mixer is scheduled for Q3/4 2024 delivery to Edge Materials, whose Cloverdale, Ind. ready mixed operation shown here is a quarter-mile from the site of a proposed PCC Hydrogen ethanol-to-hydrogen plant.

“While we are investing in a range of power options to support decarbonization, hydrogen internal combustion engines are emerging as a key technology to eliminate carbon emissions from heavy-duty sectors, while retaining the power density and operational range typical of diesel engines,” adds Cummins General Manager – Hydrogen Engines Jim Nebergall. “This collaboration represents an end-to-end demonstration of how hydrogen internal combustion engines work practically in tough applications using real trucks, real infrastructure and real end-users.”

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