Funding awarded to H2Rescue truck project

Cummins has been awarded approximately $1m to further develop its H2Rescue hydrogen fuel cell truck that will travel to disaster relief sites and provide power, heat and water.

The new capital comes from the US Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, in collaboration with the US Department of Defence and the US Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate.

Led by Cummins, the project was competitively selected under an industry solicitation issued in February to develop a fuel cell-powered hybrid truck that meets the needs of the emergency field in military and civilian markets.

With contributions from EERE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies and Vehicle Technologies Office, the investment aims to support research, development, and demonstration activities in advanced fuel transportation technologies.

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