Cummins Group in India showcases fuel-agnostic platform at SIAT 2024 – ET Auto


Cummins will showcase its innovative fuel-agnostic platform at SIAT 2024, demonstrating an effective way to reduce emissions, across various fuels.

New Delhi: Cummins Group in India (Cummins), one of the leading power solutions technology providers in the country, is participating in the Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) 2024 in Pune. Aligned with its Destination Zero decarbonization strategy, Cummins is set to showcase Made in India, industry-first, next-generation fuel-agnostic platform, along with the innovative Single Module Aftertreatment system at the event.

Destination Zero is Cummins’ strategy to go further and faster in minimizing the greenhouse gas (GHG) and air quality impacts of its products. Anchored in its commitment, Cummins is pursuing a dual-path approach – acting today to reduce emissions from internal combustion engines while simultaneously investing in the development of new, zero-emissions products, to help customers navigate through the energy transition.

Anjali Pandey, Chief Operating Officer, Cummins Group in India, said, “As an industry leader, Cummins recognizes its crucial role in addressing global climate challenges. We understand that transitioning to a decarbonized future is not a light-switch event and will require multiple solutions. Hence, we are continuously investing and innovating to develop technologies that align with our commitment, ensuring our customers’ success today while contributing to a more sustainable tomorrow. Our showcase at SIAT 2024, reflects our versatility and adaptability to meet the evolving needs of the transportation sector.”The products that will be on display at the symposium include:

Next-gen, industry-first fuel-agnostic platform: Cummins will showcase its innovative fuel-agnostic platform at SIAT 2024, demonstrating an effective way to reduce emissions, across various fuels. In the pursuit of decarbonization, it is imperative to bring various powertrain technologies that leverage the available low and zero-carbon fuels. This approach provides end users with options and flexibility to select fuels based on infrastructure availability thus optimizing the economics of transportation operations.

The fuel-agnostic architecture of this platform utilizes a common base engine, with the application of innovative technologies like a Direct Injection Fuel System, two-stage turbocharging, overhead cam, closed crankcase ventilation, and pent-roof cylinder head design. Additionally, it features Cyber Security and Functional Safety Compliant Control Modules tuned for specific fuels such as diesel, natural gas, renewable natural gas, and hydrogen. This platform ensures diesel-like performance across fuels, enabling OEMs to offer multiple fuel types with minimal product modification, and expediting market entry at the most optimum cost.

The fuel-agnostic platform concept will be demonstrated through:

Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine: The Cummins Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine represents a significant stride towards sustainable and cleaner energy solutions in the automotive and industrial sectors. Leveraging the power of hydrogen as a clean fuel source, this innovative internal combustion engine operates with lower emissions. Combined with green hydrogen, it produces zero CO2 emissions from well-to-wheel. During the event, Cummins will showcase solutions specifically designed for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses. These solutions highlight the engine’s ability to support decarbonization across a wide range of duty cycles.

Natural Gas Engine: Natural gas engines present a reliable and effective solution for reducing emissions while maintaining strong performance. With well-established credibility as an alternative power technology, these engines align with India’s vision of increasing the share of natural gas in the energy mix from 6% to 15% by 2030. To achieve this vision, substantial investments are planned for the development of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) infrastructure. These investments will further enable the adoption of natural gas engines supporting the government’s long-term objectives.

Latest generation diesel: The latest-generation advanced diesel platform, which has a strong foundation of nearly 700,000 Euro VI, low-emission engines will be exhibited. These advanced diesel engines further optimize fuel efficiency, enabling customers to achieve lower GHG emissions while enhancing power and torque.

Single Module Aftertreatment System: Cummins is also showcasing its ultra-high efficiency aftertreatment system 9-inch (0.229 Meters) Single Module™. This innovative system is up to 70% smaller and 40% lighter compared to systems with similar architectures. It offers improved NOx conversion efficiency that removes over 99% of all particulate matter (PM) by weight and count. The product is optimized with a liquid-only, freeze-robust UL2.2 dosing system, which significantly improves reliability. ‘Made in India’ with over 70% localized components, this product readily adapts to a variety of applications as it is available in catalyst diameters ranging from 5.66 inches (0.144 meters) to 13 inches (0.330 meters).

  • Published On Jan 24, 2024 at 05:05 PM IST

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