Part of a wider effort scale-up the adoption of hydrogen technologies across Europe, the new site will have an initial focus on the manufacturing of PEM fuel cells for Alstom’s hydrogen-powered iLint trains.

Read more: Alstom: Hydrogen key to removing diesel from railways

Looking further down the line, Cummins also hopes the site will expand into fuel cell stack refurbishment, with additional testing stations to supplement current capabilities.

Amy Adams, Vice-President of Fuel Cell hydrogen Hydrogen Technologies at Cummins, said, “Europe is an important region for the global hydrogen economy, with many governments adopting hydrogen strategies and incentivising decarbonisation of transportation and other industries.

“Hydrogen fuel cells are an essential piece of a net-zero future, and key to bringing hydrogen technologies down the cost curve is increasing their availability. We continue to expand our footprint in Europe to put more fuel cells in the field and help customers make the transition to zero-emissions.”

The 14,100 square foot fuel cell facility is located in a dedicated hydrogen park in Herten.

North American Hydrogen Summit 

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.