Our way to Net Zero
The biggest threat to humanity is climate change. It is our mission to join the fight against it. That is why we are clearly committed to the Paris Climate Agreement and its goal of reducing global warming to well below two degrees Celsius with efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to the pre-industrial era through climate action. To that end, we have not only established 'Sustainable Power Solutions', our new business division tasked with building a sustainable future in the field of energy, drives and marine propulsion, but have also launched an ambitious new program - 'Net Zero at Power Systems'. In this program, one focus is gearing our product portfolio towards greater sustainability, since the biggest potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions lies with our products.
In total, the Power Systems products sold in 2019, the year before the pandemic, will generate some 109 million tons of greenhouse gases over their service life in the field – almost double that emitted by the Greater London region every year. Our goal is to achieve a 35% decrease compared to 2019 in the greenhouse gases emitted by newly sold products. Our ultimate goal is climate-neutrality by 2050. With the same spirit we are also setting milestones for gearing our production and value chain to long-term climate neutrality. To accomplish these missions, we will be working closely with our parent company Rolls-Royce and will let ourselves be guided by the 'Science-Based-Targets' initiative.
On the way to Net Zero: We recognize in all our products great potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions – be it by means of electrification, hybridization, system integration or alternative fuels.
What our experts say
What does the yourney to net zero in the marine industry look like?
"We really had to combine an understanding of infrastructure development, fuel density, and therefore the best balance between power and weight in the space we had," says Denise Kurtulus. Our Vice President Global Marine. The result: A standardized architecture for each type of vessel.
With passion for tomorrow's technologies
"To secure tomorrow's mobility and energy supply in a climate-neutral way, we need to break new technical ground and explore new avenues. At Rolls-Royce, we are passionate about meeting this challenge," says Andreas Görtz, head of the Sustainable Power Solutions business unit.
"The technical solutions to achieve the energy transition are there!"
The technical solutions to achieve the energy transition are there. But how do these technologies become economically viable? Daniel Chatterjee, Director Sustainability, Technology Strategy & Regulatory Affairs, provides insights.
Sustainable fuels make internal combustion engines cleaner
Zero emissions: Fuel cells for C02-free energy and driving power
Our roadmap to Net Zero
From 2023, our main engine series will be ready for sustainable fuels.
By 2030, we aim to reduce the CO2 emissions of our new products and solutions sold by 35% compared to 2019.
By 2050, the entire Rolls-Royce Group will be carbon neutral.