Cummins Technology Partnerships
Recent technology partnerships have been featured in Cummins literature - please see a short description of each below, and click the title to open a pdf version of the full flyer in a new window or tab.
ETHOS Public Report
This Ultra-Low Carbon Powertrain project report describes the design, development, and testing of a prototype powertrain concept fueled by E85 and targeted to decrease CO2 emissions on a full-fuel-cycle basis by over 50%. This project developed a downsized 2.8L engine for use in class 4-6 medium duty vehicles with power and torque capabilities appropriate for this market.
In 2010, the Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $39 million in funding to Cummins Inc. – which the company and its partners are matching 50/50 – to support technology development, system integration and demonstration for a highly efficient Class 8 tractor-trailer – known as the SuperTruck program. Cummins has partnered with PACCAR Inc. and suppliers including Cummins Component Businesses (Turbo Technologies, Emission Solutions, Fuel Systems and Filtration), Eaton and VanDyne SuperTurbo Inc., and research entities Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Purdue University.
EPA 2010 Exhaust Emission Regulations
Public/Private Partnership Accelerates Progress. In 2001, the EPA set forth the most stringent exhaust emissions standards for heavy-duty on-highway diesel engines to be introduced in 2010. The EPA regulations provided a clear, long-term view of the emissions performance targets, and of the investments in research and development (R&D) that would be needed to develop the right technologies to deliver reliable, durable, high performing products to the many markets served by diesel engines.
EPA 2007 Regulations - Diesel Particulate Filters
As part of the emissions regulations finalized in 2001 for on-highway diesel engines, the EPA set standards for particulate matter (PM) to be implemented in 2007 that would reduce PM to near-zero levels. This posed a significant challenge to diesel engine manufacturers as they needed to develop and introduce active diesel particulate filters (DPFs), which had not previously been used on a large scale. Investments in research and development (R&D) were needed to develop the right technologies to deliver reliable, durable, high performing products to the many markets served by heavy-duty diesel engines.