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.
The latest generation of mtu gensets based on the mtu Series 500 and Series 4000 gas engines are H2-ready and can soon be operated with a hydrogen admixture of 25 percent. We want to continuously increase this proportion until we have pure hydrogen engines in our portfolio. Then, on demand, there are conversion kits that allow gas engines already installed in the field to run on 100 percent 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.