Cummins Power Receives DOE Fuel Cell Contract

October 07, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Cummins Power Generation (Columbus, IN) announced that it has received a $20.0 million development contract from the US Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory to initiate the first phase of a project to develop an affordable, compact and pollutant-free 10kW fuel cell module.

The fuel cell system will generate low noise, highly reliable power with significantly lower fuel consumption and exhaust emissions compared to existing fossil fuel technologies.

Paul Plahn, director of advanced product development at Cummins Power Generation, said, "We're pleased that the Department of Energy has selected us to bring advanced, affordable fuel cell technology to mainstream energy markets. Our inclusion in this program represents a prestigious endorsement of our generation system expertise and market leadership."