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We power decarbonization

With our products and services, we operate right where the major drivers of economic and ecological progress are located. We are aware of this responsibility and are therefore already offering system technologies that help our customers increase the efficiency of their plants and applications, and reduce emissions.

However, we focus on tomorrow by investing in promising technologies like Battery Hybrid, Green Hydrogen, Power-to-X or Energy Storage.

45
%
possible decrease in CO2 emissions thanks to hybrid engine power plants
80
%
reduction in emissions required in industrialized countries by 2050 relative to 1990 levels
2030
target year for World Bank's Zero Routine Flaring Initiative

Low carbon marine solutions

Half the world´s shipping sails under the power of MAN Energy Solutions and each step we take to make our engines more efficient can have a measurable effect on the environment and our customer’s bottom line.

We believe that the future belongs to synthetic fuels generated from renewable energy sources. On this road, LNG is not the end goal, but an investment in the future as all such engines can run on carbon-free fuels without further technical adaptions.

However, the Maritime Energy Transition requires more than just one solution. To this end, we offer MAN ECO CONTROL, a portfolio of technologies that help our marine customers to optimize a ship’s performance in terms of emissions, energy efficiency, economy and operation and let them benefit from smart processes, efficient operation and predictive maintenance services.

Our solutions help reduce ship's emissions, improve efficiency, utilize cleaner fuels and thus meet all current and future regulations while ensuring a lower impact on the environment.

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Low carbon energy solutions

A carbon-neutral future needs renewable energies. However, the major challenge remains in their integration into existing energy systems.

This is why we at MAN Energy Solutions develop various hybrid and storage technologies for the energy systems of tomorrow.

When it comes to ensuring reliability and securing the energy supply, MAN offers unparalleled expertise and experience in power generation, combined with the right products and solutions to suit diverse energy markets.

Beyond this, novel decarbonization solutions are another part of MAN Energy Solutions’ portfolio. For example, Power-to-X or clean hybrid and ultra-efficient power plants.

Our customers benefit from the latest technologies – including our smart energy management systems, which ensure the most environmentally friendly, economical energy sources for power production.

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Low carbon Oil & Gas solutions

MAN Energy Solutions offers intelligent, sustainable solutions and unique technologies for all sectors of the oil and gas industry. Our solutions are designed to reduce waste and minimize resource consumption along the entire value chain – from refinery to transport, and during the processing of these valuable resources. 

For instance, our groundbreaking MAN Subsea technology is supporting the lifetime extension of Norway´s main gas field, Asagard, by another 15 years. 

Moreover, MAN Energy Solutions is supplying technologies for carbon capture and storage (CSS), which is increasingly taking center stage in the industry and politics alike.

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Low carbon Process Industry solutions

The manufacturing and refining sectors of the global economy are incredibly diverse. However, all industries have one thing in common: the need for sustainable, efficient and cost-effective solutions in order to reduce emissions and industrial waste.

MAN Energy Solutions offers a wide array of specialized products and solutions that cater to the specific needs of diverse industries - from paper to pipeline, from fertilizer to ferrous metals. MAN products are found in both the largest industrial plants in the world and in smaller, single-site operations.

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Low carbon service solutions

As sustainability becomes a focal point for our customers’ business, so it becomes a priority for our services. Limiting waste in materials, work force and energy consumption is not just for new installations and products, it is also crucially important for maintenance, repair and retrofits.

The latest solutions for retrofits and upgrades by MAN PrimeServ ensure energy efficiency, cut greenhouse emissions, and minimize the carbon footprint of any installation. Our solutions not only help tackle efficiency challenges but offer future-proof, cost-aware options to sharpen our customers’ competitive edge.

To help meet the challenges of a transforming energy market and ever-stricter regulations, we monitor global and local market trends and regulatory and legislative requirements. To guarantee state-of-the-art service solutions from a single source, we always keep a 360° perspective on important markets, OEM expertise and third-party competence.

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Latest news on decarbonization

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Stationary engines of MAN Energy Solutions ready for green future fuels

Hydrogen engines set for power stations from 2025

In continuously developing the range of services for its portfolio of four-stroke engines, MAN Energy Solutions enables its customers to exploit a multitude of synthetically manufactured, climate-neutral fuels in the operation of ships or power plants. Already today, MAN engines using power-to-X fuels such as synthetic natural gas (SNG) can be operated totally climate-neutrally.
MAN customers will in due course be able to use other, so-called 'future fuels' –such as ammonia, methanol and hydrogen – also produced in a climate-neutral manner. While these fuels are not currently available on the market, their use in MAN units will, however, be possible through the incipient start-up of green-fuel production facilities. These, in turn, will further reduce harmful emissions and reliably meet future, stricter environmental requirements and regulations. 

The company's 35/44G TS, 51/60G and 51/60G TS gas engines relevant for use in power stations are already 'H2-ready' and can be operated with a hydrogen proportion of up to 25% by volume in the gas mixture. By 2025, the units should also be updated and capable of operation on 100% hydrogen. 

The 51/60DF and 51/60DF TS multi-fuel engines’ CO2 emissions can be additionally reduced through the use of biofuels. "Full operation with biofuels has already been tested in the field and is possible without any problems," said Alexander Stöckler, Head of the Power Plant Division at MAN Energy Solutions. Similarly, MAN engineers are preparing grounds for operation on ammonia and methanol by the end of 2022.

"We are currently working on a realization concept for operation on ammonia and methanol and are confident that we will begin to implement this by the end of 2022," explained Stöckler. "As of yet, neither fuel plays a role in energy generation but they may have significant potential for the future. Therefore, we are observing the situation very keenly and are in close communication with our customers. As soon as our customers are ready, our engines will be too."

Even now, engine power stations with combined heat and power are already making a considerable contribution to climate protection. "Modern plants already achieve overall efficiencies of over 90% when operating with traditional natural gas," added Stöckler. "By gradually adding hydrogen, SNG or alternative fuels, the climate footprint of such plants can be reduced even further. We will also make the conversion of existing plants to full operation with future fuels possible."

MAN Energy Solutions traditionally follows a life cycle concept, which the company also sticks to when it comes to future fuels. "In addition to new-engine business, we are also always thinking in terms of retrofitting the existing fleet," said Bernd Siebert, Head of Four-Stroke Retrofitting at MAN PrimeServ, MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales brand. "Power plants have a lifetime of several decades. After retrofitting, engines already in the field have the same capabilities as our new engines. This is how we safeguard, not only the climate, but also our customers’ investment."

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