Bakken Vitality, Cummins and Schneider associate on design of the Heartland Hydrogen Hub for long-haul trucking


Bakken Vitality, a developer of reasonably priced clear hydrogen provide, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with every of Cummins Inc. and Schneider Nationwide Carriers Inc., to work collectively on the design of the Heartland Hydrogen Hub to serve the wants of long-haul trucking.

Along with the States of North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Montana, Bakken Vitality is engaged on the design of the Heartland Hydrogen Hub, a regional clear hydrogen hub just lately introduced by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum.

The Heartland Hydrogen Hub is solidly positioned to acquire federal funding by way of the Division of Vitality’s $7-billion Regional Clear Hydrogen Hubs program introduced as a part of the bigger $8-billion hydrogen hub program funded by way of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation.

The industry-led Hub will embrace Bakken Vitality’s massive scale reasonably priced clear hydrogen manufacturing. Bakken Vitality has been working with leaders in long-haul trucking on the infrastructure wanted to affordably distribute clear hydrogen and speed up the decarbonization of long-haul trucking. The shared imaginative and prescient led to an alliance with Cummins and Schneider.

Lengthy-haul trucking gives for scale to speed up clear hydrogen adoption and CO2 emissions discount. The impression of changing one diesel-fueled, Class 8 heavy-duty truck to wash hydrogen gasoline is equal to eliminating the CO2 emissions of thirty-one gasoline-fueled passenger automobiles.

Bakken Vitality is dedicated to the event of world class, massive scale, reasonably priced, clear hydrogen manufacturing amenities in North Dakota, together with the transformation of the Nice Plains Synfuels Plant utilizing pure fuel from the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation that might in any other case be flared, together with carbon seize and sequestration.

As soon as full, the ability will produce greater than 380,000 metric tons every year of unpolluted hydrogen from pure fuel by leveraging extremely environment friendly Auto-Thermal Reforming (ATR)-based clear hydrogen manufacturing processes. Bakken will seize and completely sequester greater than 95% of the produced CO2 in geological storage areas.


The manufacturing facility will serve the clear hydrogen wants of long-haul trucking and agriculture within the Higher Midwest and can function a principal clear hydrogen provide supply for the Higher Midwest regional hydrogen hub.


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