Cummins and Chevron have announced a new renewable fuels agreement, expanding the two companies’ previous strategic collaboration on hydrogen and renewable natural gas. The new collaboration is expected to encompass other liquid renewable fuels, such as renewable gasoline blends, biodiesel, and renewable diesel.
The two companies call the new memorandum of understanding a collaboration aimed at “leveraging complementary positioning” in hydrogen, natural gas, and other lower-carbon fuel value chains, the companies said in a press release.
Scale, Transportation and Delivery of Alternative Fuels
The ultimate goal of the collaborative effort is intended to encourage commercial and industrial adoption in North America.
“At Cummins, we are working to bring our Destination Zero strategy to life, and we recognize we can’t do this alone,” explained Jennifer Rumsey, president and CEO, Cummins. “Through Accelera by Cummins, we have leading zero-emissions technologies for commercial and industrial applications, and we continue to offer a broad portfolio of engine-based solutions that reduce greenhouse gas and other emissions today."
Collaborating strategically with Chevron, she said, will help improve access to fuel and infrastructure for its customers, helping grow the availability of alternative and renewable fuels while reducing emissions.
“Achieving a lower carbon future that serves all people requires ambitious innovations and pragmatic solutions that deliver measurable results,” said Chevron’s President of Americas Products Andy Walz.
“Collaborations like this one with Cummins are intended to make energy and global supply chains more affordable and reliable while helping commercial fleets who use our products and Cummins’ equipment to advance a lower carbon world.”
Cummins and Chevron each have contributed to the research, development and global deployment of alternative fuels innovation, systems and technologies. They will work together on enabling the commercial development at scale of alternative fuels production, transportation and delivery systems for industrial and commercial markets, targeting consumption by transportation vehicles of the type manufactured by Cummins.
Workstreams in the new collaboration will focus on hydrogen, natural gas, and other alternative lower-carbon intensity fuels such as renewable gasoline blend, biodiesel, renewable diesel, compressed natural gas, and other liquid renewables to expand commercial adoption.