Cat, GE and Hydrogen: What were the top 10 stories of 2021?

By Dan Colombini12 January 2022

Hydrogen-related announcements by INNIO, Caterpillar, Rolls-Royce and other companies were among the top stories of 2021.

1 - INNIO goes big into hydrogen

Engine maker INNIO said its Type 4 Jenbacher gas engines are now available for operation on 100% hydrogen or mixtures of natural gas and hydrogen.

Caterpillar announced the introduction of a wide-ranging selection of power solutions that operate on a range of hydrogen fuels.

2 – Cat moves into hydrogen

Caterpillar began 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.

3 – GE to split into three companies

GE will split itself into three independent companies focused on key functions—aviation, health care and energy.

4 – Rolls announces hydrogen offering

Rolls-Royce said its mtu Series 500 and 4000 gas engines will be capable of burning 100% hydrogen starting in 2023.

5 - Cat, Ballard launch hydrogen test project

Caterpillar and Ballard Power Systems have launched a three-year project to demonstrate a power system incorporating a large-format hydrogen fuel cell to produce backup power for data centers.

6 – Wärtsilä pioneering test program for pure hydrogen engines

Wärtsilä said it expects to have an engine and power plant concept capable of running on 100% hydrogen by 2025, enabling the transition to decarbonized energy systems around the world.

Rolls-Royce announced new hydrogen offerings.

7 – Rolls launching new generation of mtu engines

Rolls-Royce will launch a range of what it calls sustainable mtu propulsion solutions for yachts.

8 – 3.2 GW hydrogen facility planned for Ireland

A 3.2 GW facility to produce green hydrogen and ammonia is under development in Ireland.

9 – Three Japanese engine makers plan new hydrogen company

The trio of Japanese engine makers working together to develop hydrogen-fueled marine engines will establish a new company to carry out the plan.

10 – New CEO for gas engine manufacturer INNIO

A new president and CEO at Austrian gas engine manufacturer was named in October.

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