Skip to main content

Cummins showcases fuel-agnostic engine platform

Published by , Editor
Global Mining Review,

Cummins Inc. has showcased its new fuel-agnostic 15 l engine platform with hydrogen, natural gas and advanced diesel engines, offering low-to-zero carbon fuel capability. The next generation engine is designed to accelerate the decarbonisation of heavy-duty off-highway applications.

The new engine is a clean sheet design that points to the future of diesel: more capability with less environmental impact. Its high power density sets the standards for heavy-duty performance in key off-road applications including excavators, wheel loaders, drilling rigs, road planning, milling machines, haul trucks, and air compressors. Innovatively designed hardware provides lower weight with maximum engine durability, even when working on the most challenging jobs.

The fuel-agnostic architecture of the 15 l platform utilises a common base engine with cylinder heads and fuel systems specifically tailored for it to use carbon-free hydrogen or biogas with up to a 90% carbon reduction. Cummins’ 15 l hydrogen has ratings up to 530 hp (395 kW) and natural gas up to 510 hp (380 kW). The advanced diesel version can use either sustainable HVO fuel or biodiesel, with ratings up to 650 hp (485 kW) for the most demanding off-highway duty-cycles.

Antonio Leitao, VP Global Off-highway Engine Business, comments:

“Cummins’ all-new platform takes internal combustion to a new level, capable of meeting future ultra-low emission standards, such as EPA Tier 5 and EU Stage 6, together with a low-to-zero carbon fuel capability to help put construction and quarrying sites on a lower cost path to decarbonisation.

“The 15 l has a significant increase in power density with a more compact installation envelope providing equipment manufacturers with the capability to do more with their machines.

“Moving forward, our aim is to offer the same agnostic capability across the next-generation of our current 6.7 l and 9 l engine platforms.”

Read the article online at:

You might also like


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):


This article has been tagged under the following:

Mining equipment news