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Decarbonization is the process of reducing the net output of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the Earth's atmosphere.

How can decarbonization be achieved?

A lower CO2 output can be achieved by eliminating technologies and energy sources that cause a lot of CO2 emissions, replacing them with low-carbon and zero-carbon alternatives, and by reducing energy requirements. At the same time, emissions can also be offset by by carbon sequestration or storage.

What is the goal of decarbonization?

The ultimate target is to achieve carbon neutrality, meaning a return to levels of CO2 naturally present in the atmosphere prior to human intervention.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) first adopted
reduction in greenhouse gas emissions targeted until 2030 according to Paris Agreement
declared as goal for a carbon-neutral Europe

How is MAN Energy Solutions contributing to decarbonization?

MAN Energy Solutions strives to be an active part of a global energy transition, opening up an economic, cost-effective and efficient pathway towards sustainable development. Our goal is a low-carbon economy and – in the long term – a net-zero future. Our forward-looking technologies for the power sector and transport sector can help reduce their carbon footprints and increase their energy efficiency significantly.

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A future technology for efficient and economic decarbonization

The most obvious way to decarbonize the economy is to accelerate the development of renewable energies. However, storage solutions are needed to balance phases of over- and under-production and to ensure supply security. Power-to-gas technology developed by MAN Energy Solutions can bridge the gap.

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Energy storage is a very important part of MAN’s strategic path towards a decarbonized future. Our goal is to take the concept to an industrial scale. These aren’t just daydreams. We already have a 50-MW comprehensive [Power-to-X] plant solution ready to offer.

Marc Grünewald, Head of business development and new energies, MAN Energy Solutions

Net-zero greenhouse gases in practice

In one German Audi plant, Power-to-X is already a reality. The 50 MW reactor produces 1,000 tons of methane and absorbs 2,800 tons of CO2 annually.

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