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Green hydrogen opens the door to net zero

Green hydrogen is CO2-neutral because it is made using renewable energy, as opposed to blue and gray hydrogen, which are made from fossil fuels. Together with its derivatives, green hydrogen offers solutions for the decarbonization of many industrial sectors, and is especially important where direct electrification is not possible. MAN Energy Solutions provides holistic hydrogen solutions, enabling both the production of green hydrogen from renewable energy sources and the utilization of green hydrogen and its derivatives as net-zero fuels.

Hydrogen offers new ways
to decarbonize

Hydrogen and its derivatives offer decarbonization options for the process industry, transportation, and power and heat supply where electrification is not an option. Industrial processes that run on hydrogen, ammonia, and methanol of fossil origin can change to green alternatives.

One example is the production of green steel using green hydrogen, which lowers emissions by 30-40%. In power and heat supply, our medium-speed gas engines can currently be operated with up to 25% hydrogen admixture. Synthetic natural gas allows the CO2-neutral operation of ships and power plants by using the existing infrastructure.

hydrogen
0
CO2 emissions during the combustion of green hydrogen
1
kg
of green hydrogen production requires ~53 kWh of electricity
40
%
lower emissions possible in steel production with green hydrogen
H-TEC

Hydrogen extraction and conversion

In electrolysis, the energy of the sun, water or wind is converted into hydrogen. The proton exchange membrane electrolysers (PEM electrolysers) used for this process are manufactured by MAN Energy Solutions and its subsidiary H-TEC SYSTEMS.

The resulting green hydrogen is then either stored, used directly as a fuel, mixed with natural gas, or converted into other fuels such as synthetic natural gas (SNG), green ammonia or green methanol using the power-to-X process. MAN DWE® offers reactors for these hydrogen-to-X processes.

MAN hydrogen solutions

MAN gas-powered engines are H2-ready and operable in stationary mode with a hydrogen content of up to 25% by volume in a gas-fuel mix. This includes the MAN 35/44G TS, 51/60G and 51/60G TS gas engines. 100% H2 combustion is in development.

MAN 51/60G

The MAN 51/60G offers superior performance with its two-stage turbocharging. Offering best-in-class performance and low emissions, it sets new standards for gas engines.

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MAN 35/44G

The MAN 34/44G offers ultimate performance and maximum efficiency while keeping emissions low. Also available with two-stage turbocharging.

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2021
25% of hydrogen admixture
in gas engines
2022
Laying the groundwork for MAN engines to run on ammonia and methanol
SNG

SNG as a short- and
medium-term measure

Until processes have been adapted to hydrogen, SNG is a CO2-neutral alternative to natural gas for the transition period. Currently, SNG made from hydrogen can be used in natural-gas-powered applications with minimal adaptation. Operators save on CO 2 and can enhance their environmentally friendly reputation. Long-distance shipping is a good example of an application that cannot be simply electrified with batteries but where SNG is practical.

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Hydrogen and SNG
as door openers for net zero

Find out how green hydrogen and its derivatives make decarbonization possible for hard-to-electrify industries. In our white paper you can find out more about grey, blue and green hydrogen, electrolysis and methanation, Power-to-X, production, transport, and infrastructure. 

Survey report 2022

Some time ago, we asked you about the relevance of future fuels for your business, and the opportunities and challenges you saw ahead for future-fuel production. From the numerous replies, we have extracted the most relevant results and are happy to share them.

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