Cummins Electrolyzer to create Green Hydrogen at Linde plant

Dec. 14, 2022
The 35-MW proton exchange membrane electrolyzer system at the plant will be powered by hydropower to generate completely carbon-free or green hydrogen
Chemical firm Linde has selected U.S. power technology firm Cummins to supply a 35-MW proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer system for its new hydrogen production facility in Niagara Falls, New York.

Once commissioned, the facility will represent the largest U.S. green hydrogen plant for Linde, which is headquartered in the UK.

The electrolyzers at the plant will be powered by hydropower to generate completely carbon-free or green hydrogen, it adds.

An electrolyzer is a device that uses electricity to break water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen can then be stored as a compressed liquid or gas and used to help decarbonize various hard-to abate sectors, such as industrial processes and heavy-duty transportation. 

“This project is not only a milestone for Cummins, but also for the energy transition in the US,” said Amy Davis, Vice President and President of New Power at Cummins. “Adding the 35-MW of this Linde plant to our electrolyzer project footprint highlights our commitment to scaling the green hydrogen economy and our ability to support large-scale renewable hydrogen production with market-leading innovation.”

Cummins has a portfolio of various H2-production technologies including alkaline, PEM and solid oxide electrolyzers.

Linde has one of the largest liquid hydrogen capacity and distribution systems in the world. The company also operates a high-purity hydrogen storage cavern in the world, coupled with a pipeline network of approximately 1,000 kilometers.