Caterpillar to offer power solutions operating on 100% hydrogen
Caterpillar has announced that the company will begin offering Cat G3516H 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.
Additionally, later this year Caterpillar will launch commercially available power generation solutions from 400kW to 4.5MW that can be configured to operate on natural gas blended with up to 25% hydrogen.
These solutions leverage power generation projects currently operating on natural gas blended with up to 80% hydrogen to help address customers’ carbon-reduction goals with high-performing, cost-effective technologies that demonstrate the near-term viability of hydrogen as a fuel source. Building on 35 years of experience across multiple end markets, Caterpillar continues to improve the performance of hydrogen-fueled power technologies with minimal impacts on maintenance costs and schedules, availability and operations.
“The power solutions landscape is transforming as customers look to maximize the environmental and economic benefits of reducing their carbon intensities,” Caterpillar Large Electric Power general manager Bart Myers says.
“We’re extending our leadership through numerous initiatives that demonstrate the viability of power solutions that can utilize many types of hydrogen, including fully renewable, in order to shorten the path to commercial availability.”