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CATERPILLAR AND CHEVRON TO WORK TOGETHER ON HYDROGEN FUELS

CATERPILLAR AND CHEVRON TO WORK TOGETHER ON HYDROGEN FUELS

Friday, September 10, 2021 

Oil major Chevron USA and engine builder Caterpillar have announced a collaboration agreement under which the companies will jointly develop hydrogen demonstration projects suitable for transportation and stationary power applications.

The goal of the collaboration is to confirm the feasibility and performance of hydrogen for use as a commercially viable alternative to traditional fuels for applications including marine vessels. The collaboration also seeks to demonstrate hydrogen's use in prime power. Linked to the collaboration, and facilitated by Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, the parties have agreed to demonstrate a hydrogen-fuelled rail locomotive and associated hydrogen-fuelling infrastructure. 

Jeff Gustavson, president, Chevron New Energies, said: "Through Chevron New Energies, Chevron is pursuing opportunities to create demand for hydrogen – and the technologies needed for its use – for the heavy-duty transportation and industrial sectors, in which carbon emissions are harder to abate. Our collaboration with Caterpillar is another important step toward advancing a commercially viable hydrogen economy."

Joe Creed, Caterpillar group president of Energy and Transportation, said: "As we work to provide customers with the capability to use their desired fuel type in their operations, collaborating with Chevron is a great opportunity to demonstrate the viability of hydrogen as a fuel source. This agreement supports our commitment to investing in new products, technologies and services to help our customers achieve their climate-related objectives as they build a better, more sustainable world." 

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