Caterpillar to Expand Hydrogen-Powered Equipment Portfolio - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Sourcing Renewables  -  September 2, 2021

Caterpillar to Expand Hydrogen-Powered Equipment Portfolio

Caterpillar announced Sept. 1 a new line of Cat generator sets that will be able to operate on 100% renewable green hydrogen.

The systems will run on any hydrogen power, but the capacity for fully renewable green hydrogen as well is a new step for the construction equipment manufacturer.

The generators will be available on a designed-to-order basis beginning in late 2021. More commercially available power generators that operate on a blend with up to 25% hydrogen will be available more immediately.

The company previously launched a portfolio of gas turbine generator sets that run on high hydrogen blends, including up to 100%.

“At Caterpillar, we are working alongside our customers to understand their needs, and they are looking for reliable power sources that support their climate-related goals,” Joe Creed, Caterpillar group president of energy and transportation, said in a statement. “Our continued investment in new products, technologies and services is one way we’re supporting them with the quality solutions they’ve come to count on from Caterpillar.”  

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