Internal combustion engines will continue to play a critical role in powering most ships, the heaviest off-highway vehicles and power generation equipment. Yet, they are also part of the journey to net zero as they are increasingly being run on biofuels and e-fuels, for significantly lower emissions.
Before this year is out, mtu generator sets using the mtu Series 500 and Series 4000 gas engines will be able to run on a 25% hydrogen blend. Our goal is to increase this percentage steadily over time, until we can offer a 100% hydrogen version. Already beginning in 2023, conversion kits will be available on demand to enable gas engines already installed in the field to run on 100% hydrogen. In the marine sector, the interesting sustainable fuel is methanol, which is also something our development team is working to develop for our customers. Even today, our mtu Series 4000 and Series 1600 engines for power generation are approved to run on synthetic paraffinic diesel fuels in accordance with EN 15940, which includes the biofuel HVO.