MTEE and Storm on Dual-fuel Methanol/Diesel Retrofit Kit

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Mitsubishi Turbocharger Storm Group dual fuel methanol engine

Mitsubishi partners with the STORM-Group in the development of a Dual Fuel Methanol/Diesel Retrofit Kit for the Mitsubishi Marine Engine.

Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V. (MTEE) and the STORM-Group have signed a letter of intent for cooperation. Both companies aim to jointly develop a Dual Fuel Methanol/Diesel Retrofit Kit for inland shipping. Koedood Marine Group, part of the STORM-Group, will market this new technology by utilizing its extensive network within the marine industry.

This Letter Of Intent aims to align the expectations of Mitsubishi and STORM for developing the Marine Dual Fuel Methanol/Diesel Retrofit Kit for Mitsubishi Marine Engine, contributing to carbon neutrality in marine transportation.

“Like all industries, commercial marine contributes to greenhouse gas emissions and accounts for about 3% of global CO2 emissions. The combustion engine itself is not the problem but foremost the usage of fossil fuels and we need to change this way of operation! Methanol promises highly reduced emissions due to the fact that once it is burned in an engine it only releases the CO2 it captures in its production and releases no sulfuric oxide (SOx) and much lower levels of soot and nitrogen oxide (NOx). Thus methanol is a fuel which promises reduced emissions when used in a combustion engine”, says Timo Schlotzhauer, General Manager Marine Power Systems of STORM.

Carbon Neutrality in Marine Transportation

MTEE is committed to embracing and embodying the MISSION NET ZERO by contributing innovative technology in our field.

“We have established the Energy Transition initiative, which seeks to decarbonize the Engine Industry, especially in the marine market,” says Morten Brix, General Manager of the Engine Division at MTEE. Inland waterway transport plays the most crucial role in transporting goods in Europe. Decarbonizing this sector is vital to reducing global emissions, and MTEE is investing in developing new technologies, such as hydrogen and methanol, to address this challenge. By prioritizing developing a Dual Fuel Methanol/Diesel Retrofit Kit for Marine Engines, MTEE takes an essential step toward achieving our goal of a sustainable future.

Source Mitsubishi Turbocharger And Engine Europe B.V.