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Understanding the causes of climate change and finding global solutions

Climate change is the single biggest challenge currently faced by humanity. Its effects directly or indirectly impact every area of life in all parts of the world, in ways both small and large.

From changes in indigenous flora and fauna to extreme weather events, from consumer choices to national legislation, from individual transportation to international industry, the consequences of man-made climate change are all around us. To slow, stop or even reverse climate change, we have to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.

Decarbonization is the only way forward. The first step towards a carbon-neutral future is understanding the terminology, solutions and technologies necessary to achieve it. Green up your vocabulary and wise up to humanity’s greatest challenge with our decarbonization glossary.

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  • Ocean_ Acidification

    Acidification of the ocean

    How is ocean acidification caused, how does it affect marine ecosystems. How can this change in seawater chemistry be avoided? CO2 emissions are key.

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    What is ammonia? How is ammonia produced and why is ammonia a sustainable fuel alternative? Check our glossary.

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  • Biofuel


    What is the definition of biofuel, how does it relate to biomass and to what extent can both be considered renewable resources? Our glossary explains.

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    Carbon atoms are considered to be one of the building blocks of life, and yet we know this element mainly as a major contributor to climate change.

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  • Carbon capture and storage

    Carbon Capture and Storage

    How does Carbon Capture and Storage work? Why is CCS Important to Energy Transition? What are the developing CCS technologies? Check our glossary.

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    Carbon dioxide (CO2)

    What is carbon dioxide, where does carbon dioxide come from and how do CO2 emissions affect the earth? Our Decarbonization Glossary explains all.

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    Climate change

    What is the definition of climate change, how does it impact the environment and what can we do to solve the climate crisis? Check our glossary.

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    Combined Heat and Power

    What role does CHP play in energy transition? Why is CHP relevant to industry and heat supply? What challenges does CHP present?

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    Decarbonization is central to climate policy. To reach environmental goals and damp the effects of global warming, reducing carbon emissions is vital.

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    Emission control

    Emission control helps reduce the pollutants emitted by combustion engine exhaust. Why is it necessary and which emissions control systems are effective?

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    Energy transition

    The global energy transition to renewable energy sources is a pressing issue for citizens, politics and industry alike, but how is the term defined?

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    Fossil fuels

    Fossil fuels include some of the world’s most widely used energy sources. Our definition explains why these non-renewables contribute to climate change.

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    Geothermal energy

    Geothermal energy is the only natural, fully renewable energy source that is constant, stable and does not fluctuate. So, what are the disadvantages?

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    Green fuels

    How are green fuels produced from renewable energy and hydrogen and why are they relevant for the industry?

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    Greenhouse Gases

    What different greenhouse gases are there? How do we reduce or transform greenhouse gases? What new technologies are being explored?

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    Organic compounds consisting entirely of hydrogen and carbon atoms. Burning them releases CO2, and uncombusted hydrocarbons also contribute to climate change.

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    Are there different types of hydrogen? Why is hydrogen important to the energy transition and what are the challenges to overcome?

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    Industrial Heat Pumps

    Why are industrial heat pumps relevant to the industry? What are its challenges? What projects does MAN Energy Solutions have in progress?

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    LNG - Liquefied Natural Gas

    LNG stands for Liquefied Natural Gas, natural gas transformed into a liquid state for transport, export, storage and for use as transportation fuel.

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    LPG - Liquefied Petroleum Gas

    What is liquefied petroleum gas and what relevance has it to the shipping industry? Our glossary explains.

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    Maritime Energy Transition

    How can maritime shipping reduce its emissions? What are the challenges for the maritime energy transition? Our glossary explains.

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    Methane Slip

    Why is methane slip specially relevant to the maritime industry? What are the challenges and what are the plans to reduce methane slip from engines? Find the answers in our glossary.

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  • Methanol


    What characteristics does methanol have as a fuel? What potential has methanol within shipping? What are the prospects for green methanol? Check our glossary.

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    A definition of ozone, the difference between good and bad forms of ozone molecules, and how it affects global warming, human health and life on earth.

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    What is Power-to-X? How does Power-to-X work? Why is Power-to-X important for the industry? What are the challenges?

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    Renewable resources

    Renewable resources are the buzzwords of energy transition, but which energy sources are considered renewable and how do we manage them efficiently?

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    Wind power

    Wind power has a long history, but today it is mainly used to generate renewable energy with turbines. Find out more about the advantages and disadvantages.

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