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Renewable Hydrogen and Hydrogen Blends

As the global climate changes, more companies are turning to sustainable solutions to help lower their carbon footprint. Renewable hydrogen and hydrogen blends are among several alternative fuels companies are considering as they work toward their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals. To meet the growing demand for renewable power sources, Caterpillar has added three new generator sets capable of running on hydrogen fuel.

Expanded Lineup of Hydrogen-Fueled Generator Sets

Cat® Generator Sets With Hydrogen Blending Capabilities

Cat® CG132B and Cat CG170B generator sets as well those in the G3500 series may now be configured to enable flexible operation. After conversion, they have the ability to run on natural gas blends with up to 25% hydrogen by volume for 50 or 60 Hz continuous, prime, and load management applications.

  • Safe operation
  • High efficiency
  • Lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions*
  • Same long overhaul intervals as natural gas-fueled assets
  • Full parts warranty on updated parts

 *Lower GHG emissions compared to natural gas and diesel engines.

 
Can my existing generator set run on Hydrogen?

Retrofit kits are available. The update can be performed on a standalone basis or during any major service event.

Retrofit Kit Includes:

  • Flame arrestors
  • Explosion relief valve
  • Knockdown regulator
  • Gaskets & sealings
  • Controller software

35 Years of Experience Developing Hydrogen Technologies

Caterpillar has decades of experience conducting research on alternative fuels, including the development of new hydrogen technologies and the use of hydrogen blends and 100% hydrogen in reciprocating engines. This deep expertise has allowed us to produce an expanded portfolio of hydrogen-fueled generator sets that is safe to operate and has the same long maintenance interval as natural gas powered assets. Because hydrogen is a clean-burning fuel, highly efficient hydrogen-fueled generator sets have lower emissions and help achieve decarbonization goals. With options to configure existing assets for natural-gas pipeline blending today, users can prepare to meet the changing fuel requirements of the future.

 

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Cutting-Edge Development of Hydrogen-Fueled Power Solutions

Caterpillar continues to improve the performance of hydrogen-fueled power technologies with minimal impacts on maintenance, availability, and operations. 

When it comes to hydrogen fuel, our goals include:

  • Continuing to offer engines capable of running on hydrogen blends
  • Designing products that can run on 100% hydrogen fuel
  • Assisting our customers with navigating the multiple factors that influence hydrogen accessibility (i.e., infrastructure, cost, regulations, storage, policies and incentives, etc.)
  • Leading the industry in research on sustainable renewable fuels
  • Engineering products able to run on a blend of natural gas and 25% hydrogen fuel to prepare for more blended pipeline natural gas usage in the future
  • Helping customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions
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In the News

Caterpillar Expands Range of Hydrogen-Fueled Power Solutions to Include Generator Sets and Retrofit Kits from 600 kW to 2.5 MW

Caterpillar Inc. announced the latest additions to its lineup of commercially available power solutions running on hydrogen fuel.

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Hydrogen-fueled Power Solutions

Caterpillar to Launch Demonstration
Project Using Hydrogen Fuel
Cell Technology

Caterpillar Inc. announced that the company has launched a three-year project through a collaboration with Microsoft and Ballard Power Systems to demonstrate a power system for data centers.

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Demonstration Project Using Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology
Demonstration Project Using Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology

Caterpillar Collaborates with District Energy St. Paul to Demonstrate Hydrogen-Fueled CHP System 

Caterpillar Inc. announced a low-carbon intensity fuel project with District Energy St. Paul to demonstrate a 2.0 MW combined heat and power (CHP) system fueled by various combinations of hydrogen and natural gas.

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District Energy St. Paul CHP

Caterpillar to Offer Power Solutions Operating on 100% Hydrogen to Customers in 2021

Caterpillar Inc. announced that the company will begin offering Cat generator sets capable of operating on 100% hydrogen, including fully renewable green hydrogen, on a designed-to-order basis in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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Caterpillar to Expand
Hydrogen-Powered
Solutions to Customers

Caterpillar Inc. will offer Cat generator sets that run on 100% hydrogen fuel in late 2021. Caterpillar continues to invest in improving the capability of hydrogen-powered solutions, which will help address customers’ carbon-reduction goals.

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CATERPILLAR AND CERTARUS SIGN MEMORANDUM
OF UNDERSTANDING TO EXPLORE LOWER CARBON
ENERGY SOLUTIONS

Caterpillar Inc. and Certarus Ltd. announce that they have entered a Memorandum of Understanding to explore opportunities to leverage each party's strengths to bring lower carbon energy solutions to their combined customer base.

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