Caterpillar launches hydrogen-powered building heating and cool project

Construction machinery manufacturer Caterpillar Inc. has today (May 31) announced a three-year project to demonstrate a hydrogen-fuelled combined heat and power (CHP) system for building heating and cooling.

Building on the company’s 35 years of experience with hydrogen fuel, Caterpillar will work to integrate its CHP system into Minnesota-based District Energy St. Paul’s electric and thermal infrastructure.

The Caterpillar CHP systems which provide both electricity and heat simultaneously, will be used by District Energy St. Paul, which distributes chilled and hot water to cool and heat buildings and single-family homes in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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