Cummins to advance fuel cell technologies with $4.6m grant

Cummins has received two federal grants worth $4.6m to help commercialise its solid oxide fuel cell technology.

Awarded from the US Department of Energy (DOE), the capital will help fund two projects demonstrating the technology’s potential.

$2.6m of the grant will help build a 20-kilowatt small-scale solid oxide fuel cell power system at the University of Connecticut, fuelled by natural gas but able to use multiple fuels.

Cummins’ proposal calls for developing a system that would be available at a price below $1,000/kW with the flexibility and robustness for use in smaller and larger systems.

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