Cummins to Play Critical Role in Ground-Breaking Hydrogen Refueling Station

Cummins to Play Critical Role in Ground-Breaking Hydrogen Refueling Station

The new green hydrogen station being developed in Antwerp, Belgium, is ideally positioned to serve marine customers, industrial customers and the general public.

The green hydrogen station being built by CMB.TECH in Antwerp, Belgium, is well underway and is expected to open to customers this year.

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Technology from global power leader Cummins will play a key role in creation of the world’s first hydrogen refueling station capable of supplying green hydrogen directly to ships, cars, trucks and industrial customers.

The Port of Antwerp, Belgium, will be home to the station, which will utilize Cummins’ HyLYZER®-250 PEM electrolyzer to produce green hydrogen on site. The station will be built by CMB.TECH, the cleantech division of CMB. The company is a developer and integrator of hydrogen solutions with a focus on engineering, hydrogen production, industrial and marine applications.

Located at a port house between the city and the port, the fueling station is perfectly positioned to provide green hydrogen to industrial applications and ships in the port while easily accessible to the general public. Cummins has already delivered electrolyzers for more than 60 hydrogen fueling stations across the globe, providing onsite hydrogen generation through electrolysis.

A single 1.2 MW electrolyzer system like the one at the Port of Antwerp can generate over 400 kg of hydrogen daily at fuel-cell-grade purity. That’s enough to fuel 16 freight trucks up to 600 miles (over 950 km) each. These systems have already been scaled successfully to over 20 MW.

When electrolyzers are powered by renewable energy sources such as wind, solar or hydroelectric, the hydrogen is considered totally “green,” with zero well-to-wheel carbon emissions. Green hydrogen could be a critical fuel source as the world works to address its climate challenges.

In addition to the fueling station, the site will also contain two trailer docks that can be used to transport excess green hydrogen for industrial and refueling activities elsewhere. Already well underway, the refueling station will be open to customers in 2021.