Chevron and Caterpillar have established a partnership to develop hydrogen demonstration projects for mobility and stationary power, including prime power.
The collaboration’s purpose is to prove hydrogen’s viability and performance as an economically viable alternative to existing fuels for long-distance rail and marine vessels. The cooperation also aims to show how hydrogen may be used in primary energy. The parties also agreed to demonstrate a hydrogen-fueled locomotive and associated hydrogen-fueling infrastructure as part of the collaboration, which was facilitated by Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company. Work on the rail demonstration will begin right away in a number of locations across the country.
“Through Chevron New Energies, Chevron is pursuing opportunities to create demand for hydrogen – and the technologies needed for its use – for the heavy-duty transportation and industrial sectors, in which carbon emissions are harder to abate,” said Jeff Gustavson, president of Chevron New Energies. “Our collaboration with Caterpillar is another important step toward advancing a commercially viable hydrogen economy.”
“As we work to provide customers with the capability to use their desired fuel type in their operations, collaborating with Chevron is a great opportunity to demonstrate the viability of hydrogen as a fuel source,” said Joe Creed, Caterpillar group president of Energy & Transportation. “This agreement supports our commitment to investing in new products, technologies and services to help our customers achieve their climate-related objectives as they build a better, more sustainable world.”