Integrated energy company, Chevron USA Inc., in alliance with global construction and mining equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar, announced a collaboration agreement to develop hydrogen projects to impact the transportation and stationary power sectors.
A demonstration of a prototype hydrogen locomotive is among the major plans that the two companies involved will carry out to prove that hydrogen fuel is a viable alternative to fossil fuel options, and a commercial product capable of positively impacting present and future sustainable mobility.
While details of the projects have not been published yet, Chevron informed through a press release that the railway demonstration project will begin “immediately” at several locations in the United States.
Jeff Gustavson, president of Chevron New Energies, stated that “the company is currently pursuing opportunities to create demand for hydrogen (and the technologies needed to use it) for the heavy-duty transportation and industrial sectors, where carbon emissions are most difficult to reduce,” while applauding the Caterpillar alliance.
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Likewise, Joe Creed, president of Energy and Transportation for the Caterpillar Group, emphasized that the announced project was born with the purpose of offering customers all possible options to use the most desired type of fuel for their operations, thus broadening a landscape that increasingly includes sustainability at its roots.
“This agreement supports our commitment to invest in new products, technologies and services to help our customers achieve their climate-related goals while building a better, more sustainable world,” Creed said.
Caterpillar recently announced on their website that they will begin offering 100% hydrogen-capable generator sets, including renewable green hydrogen, which will be made to order later this year.
Written by | Osward Rubio