Green hydrogen-producing electrolyzers are now the focus of Cummins.
Via its New Power business segment, the company has created various technology solutions that can generate green hydrogen from water and power sourced mostly from renewable energy sources since 2019.
The business is dedicated to decarbonization and is aware of the potential for green hydrogen as a source of clean energy in the future. More than 50 hydrogen refueling stations across the world have received electrolyzers from Cummins, which also operates equipment manufacturing facilities in Canada and Belgium.
“We are aware that efforts are being made around the globe to achieve the target of zero emissions. Indeed, using alternative fuels like green hydrogen will hasten the shift. According to Fabio Magrin, Director of Cummins New Power LATAM, Latin America is putting itself in a position to succeed.
Gabriel Cerdio, Partner & CIO, AINDA Energy & Infrastructure, claims that there are various factors that contribute to the attraction of green hydrogen. First, green hydrogen, which uses extra electricity to make more energy, is becoming increasingly appealing due to the lowering of prices of solar power production. Second, hydrogen is widely available and is easily produced. Finally, it is produced using simple, well-recognized scientific principles. Fourth, because it is a combustible gas, it may be transported and stored as a source of energy.
According to Sener Ingeniera’s managing director Gonzalo Azcárraga, electrolysis is the most promising method for producing large amounts of green hydrogen. It is a process that divides water into hydrogen and oxygen molecules by using an electric current.
“Working on solutions for the effective integration of electrolysis equipment is essential in this situation, from the production of hydrogen and the adequate supply of water and electricity to the subsequent stages of compression, storage, and use, including its potential conversion into other products. Azcárraga wrote for MBN that by doing this and giving the system intelligence and manageability, it is possible to maximize overall efficiency without sacrificing flexibility.
According to McKinsey & Company, South America may be home to 35% of the world’s potential hydrogen production. As a result, hydrogen might be essential to the energy transition, which could boost the local economy and promote regional growth.