Cummins – Brunel
- Project will accelerate the development of hydrogen-fuelled internal combustion engines (H2-ICE)
- Technology will be designed for medium and heavy-duty engines for truck and construction equipment.
- Engines will reduce vehicle and machine redevelopment timelines, with the retention of existing driveline components.
- A key deliverable will be to demonstrate a zero CO₂ commercial vehicle solution using an internal combustion engine.
- Successful completion will lead to a significant uplift in the UK-sourced ICE supply chain, ensuring that the UK is at the forefront of this key emerging technology.
- Project will lead to further technology solutions for decarbonisation by complementing the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric powertrains.
- With proof-of-concept established, this will enable further innovations in fuel injection, combustion, thermal management and advanced materials.
- Project is led by Cummins, based in Darlington.
- Total estimated value of the H2-ICE technical readiness project is £14.6 million, with £7.2 million funded through APC18 and additional investment will be made by Cummins and industry partners.
Developing zero-emission hydrogen internal combustion engines
Cummins will lead a consortium of ICE sub-system suppliers, to increase UK self-reliance in the emerging hydrogen economy.
The project investment will create new jobs and upskill many hundreds of current roles. Successful execution will offer a significant opportunity for the UK to create a high-value H2-ICE manufacturing sector and export business. This Darlington-based project further enhances regional focus on the Tees Valley Hydrogen Transport Hub (HTH), set to be first in the UK.