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Leveraging key technologies to achieve sustainability

We have always considered challenges within the larger context. Today, this means acknowledging that no one single solution or technology can get us towards our goal of net zero emissions. This is why we have selected and developed five key technologies which make up the center pillars of our decarbonization strategy, complementing our existing and always evolving core portfolio.

These technologies are able to reduce emissions in hard-to-abate sectors such as shipping, power and heat generation, industrial processes such as cement and chemicals, which are energy-intensive and hard to electrify. Green engines, solutions for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), as well as innovative industrial-scale heat pumps, cost-effective electrolyzers for green hydrogen production and retrofitting solutions – all of these technologies give us the leverage to decarbonize industries as quickly as possible.

Our five core technologies have immense leverage to reduce CO2 emissions. With these alone, we can address up to 10% of global CO2 emissions.

Dr. Gunnar Stiesch, CTO

Key transitional technologies

The following figures are examples of the benefits of MAN Energy Solutions’ solutions

of CO2 saved by a 16,000 TEU ship fueled by green methanol
households can be supplied with climate-neutral heat by a 50 MW heat pump

5 key future technologies

We offer a portfolio of pioneering future technologies that help fight climate change while presenting significant market potential and business success. With our know-how, expertise and leading edge in each of these technologies, we are well-equipped to provide sustainable solutions to the current climate challenges.

We retrofit ships and plants to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

Our green engines powered by future fuels such as green hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, and biofuels, are essential for long-term decarbonization.

We are also working with partners on CCUS (carbon capture, utilization, and storage) to capture and store unavoidable carbon dioxide emissions.

Lastly, our heat pumps are an energy-efficient solution for heating and cooling buildings by reducing energy demands.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

H-TEC SYSTEMS Establishes Manufacturing Facility for PEM Electrolysis Stacks to Produce Green Hydrogen

Hydrogen expert to build state-of-the-art site in Hamburg Germany for industrial production and development of PEM electrolysis stacks

Attended by representatives from the local political and business communities, hydrogen specialist H-TEC SYSTEMS – a subsidiary of MAN Energy Solutions – has held the groundbreaking ceremony for its new production facility in Hamburg.

The H-TEC SYSTEMS Stack Manufacturing & Development Center will gather stack development, production and testing in one location, employing several hundred employees in the long term. As early as 2024, the new location will automate the production of PEM electrolysis stacks with a potential total electrolysis capacity of 5 gigawatts. The stacks will form the core of the PEM electrolysers, which are built at the company's headquarters in Augsburg.

Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Energy Solutions, said: “For a successful hydrogen ramp-up, we need to scale up from individual stack manufacture to automated series production, which is why we are breaking ground here today; I am very pleased that H-TEC SYSTEMS is at the forefront of this development. MAN Energy Solutions is investing 500 million euro into electrolyser manufacturing over the next few years to make H-TEC SYSTEMS one of the world's top three manufacturers.”

Hydrogen demand


Through the new site in Hamburg, H-TEC SYSTEMS is strengthening its position in the hydrogen market and making a decisive contribution to the global hydrogen ramp-up.

Robin von Plettenberg, CEO of H-TEC SYSTEMS, said: “The demand for industrial hydrogen solutions is continuously growing. With over 11,000 square metres of space for production and testing here, we are ideally positioned to cover future product generations in our new location and thus enable the global hydrogen ramp-up. For a smooth, highly available and cost-effective production of PEM electrolysers and stacks, it is also necessary – in addition to automated production – to align the relevant supply chains with the needs of electrolyser and electrolysis stack production.”

The construction of the automated factory is part of the PEP.IN research project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) through the flagship hydrogen project, H2Giga. The project aims to research novel processes for the competitive and mass production of PEM electrolysis stacks and electrolysers in order to make green hydrogen affordable and competitive. In addition to the proven S450 stacks, H-TEC SYSTEMS will also develop and produce a new, higher-performance generation of stacks in its Stack Manufacturing & Development Center.

H-TEC SYSTEMS states that it made a conscious decision in favour of the new location in Hamburg as a sign of its clear commitment to Germany as a production location. Furthermore, its supply chains for stack production are also based predominantly on German and European suppliers.


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Jan Hoppe

Head of Group Communication & Marketing

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