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MAN Energy Solutions wins German Sustainability Award

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At an award ceremony in Düsseldorf on November 23rd, MAN Energy Solutions won the 16th German Sustainability Award as one of the winners in the ‘Mechanical and Plant Engineering’ company category. In its statement, the adjudicating jury emphasised the company’s 'particularly effective, exemplary contributions to the transformation, thereby setting an example and sending the right signals to its industry and beyond.'

MAN Energy Solutions offers technologies for eliminating so-called 'unavoidable residual emissions', that is, carbon dioxode (CO2) emissions that cannot easily be saved or replaced. As an example, the production of cement releases a large amount of CO2, making this industry alone responsible for around 8% of global emissions. Technology from MAN Energy Solutions makes it possible to separate and capture this CO2 during the production process, stopping its escape into the atmosphere. MAN technology is also used in the decarbonisation of shipping, energy and heat generation, and in the chemical industry.

Martin Oetjen, COO of MAN Energy Solutions, said: “We work for key global industries that contribute significantly to global CO2 emissions, but are difficult to decarbonise. Our product portfolio and our new solutions enable us and our customers to have a significant impact on the global energy transition and thus the decarbonisation of the world.”

One of MAN Energy Solutions’ globally acclaimed applications is large industrial heat pumps for decarbonising heat supply, which can be used to supply industrial plants or even entire cities with climate-neutral heating and cooling. In the Danish city of Esbjerg, the company is currently commissioning two heat pumps that will eventually supply 25 000 households with green heat. The plant will replace a coal-fired power station and save 120 000 tpy of CO2.

It is also developing large engines for ships and power plants that can run on synthetic fuels, such as methanol, ammonia and synthetic natural gas (SNG). Danish shipping company, A.P. Møller-Maersk, recently commissioned the world's first container ship powered by MAN B&W engines and fuelled by green methanol. Currently more than 150 MAN methanol engines are ordered by customers. If all of these engines will run on green methanol, they have the potential to save a total of almost 12 million tpy of CO2.

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