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Let’s combat the causes of global warming

Global warming is caused by the increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that trap the sun’s heat and keep it close to the Earth’s surface. Carbon dioxide accounts for about three quarters of greenhouse gases and mainly comes from burning fossil fuels. Technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is available. Some of the most promising technologies are described in our new white paper. 

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Maximum temperature rise before climate catastrophe
Remaining carbon budget until 1.5 °C is reached
Carbon budget is exceeded if we continue emitting at 2020 levels

Carbon dioxide – the invisible pollutant

We have emitted carbon dioxide without concern. Natural sinks are not absorbing the anthropogenic emissions, and atmospheric concentrations are increasing. We cannot see or smell carbon dioxide. But we can notice the effects on climate change and the endangerment of the ecosystems supporting our livelihoods. The global community came to an agreement and clearly set limits in the Paris Agreement. Our remaining carbon budget as of 2021 for a maximum rise of 1.5 °C is expected to be 460 gigatons. At the 2020 emission rate of 32 gigatons per year, we will have used up our CO2 budget by 2035!

  • This is not a lake.

    This is permafrost thawing caused by global warming in the Tarnajornitsut Highlands, Greenland.

  • This is not a desert.

    This is desertification caused by global warming in Chile.

The task: As clear as A-B-C 

A maximum temperature rise of 1.5 °C hinges on the unprecedented promotion of clean technologies by 2030. So the task is very clear: We have 10 years to overcome this challenge with the technologies we have available to us today. MAN Energy Solutions can help achieve this goal with three types of solutions categorized as A for Avoid, B for Balance and C for Capture. All our business units are working on it, including Energy & Storage, Industries, Marine, and Services.


A for Avoid CO2 emissions

Avoiding emissions is not about changing behavior or reducing consumption; it concerns a wide spectrum of technologies that are effective, transformative, and ready for implementation. Solutions include improvements in heating, gas flaring, industry, power generation, road transport, aviation, and the maritime sector. For example, the MAN electro-thermal energy storage (ETES) heat pump system provides carbon-neutral heat in the Danish port of Esbjerg. We have also retrofitted the MV ElbBLUE container ship to run on carbon-neutral synthetic natural gas.


B for Balance renewable power

Wind and solar power can be unreliable. Infrastructure is required to compensate for the imbalance of renewable production in terms of time and geography. New forms of storage will balance out fluctuations in demand and supply. MAN’s energy storage solutions include batteries, compressed air, flywheels, electro-thermal, liquid air, molten salt, power-to-X, and hydrogen. One of our latest projects uses molten salt for long-duration energy storage to ensure the reliability of renewable power generation.



C for Capture then use or sequester

We will exceed our carbon budget in the next 10 years. We cannot count on natural carbon sinks, such as oceans, vegetation, and soil, to remove enough carbon dioxide. All scenarios set forth by the IPCC require between 5 and 20 Gt to be removed per year. The infrastructure we build today for carbon capture and sequestration will be with us for the next century. Carbon dioxide is harnessed in three steps: 1) Capture and purify, 2) Aggregate and transport, 3) Use or sequester. MAN offers a range of advanced technologies for carbon capture and storage (CCS) that includes highly efficient compression solutions together with experience in high-pressure CO2 compression and plant designs.

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The time to act is now

Technologies that reduce carbon dioxide emissions are available. Download our new white paper to find out more about these technologies and decide which one is suitable for your business. We do not have the luxury of waiting; our carbon budget is running out. We must act now. Decisively. Rapidly.

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Upcoming MAN ExpertTalks

  • Keyvisual webinar retrofits container vessels

    MAN PrimeServ

    Learn about dual-fuel retrofits of container vessels

    MAN ExpertTalk
    , 09:00 10:30
    (W. Europe Standard Time)

    Curious about the latest advancements in container vessel conversion? Interested in the green transition of shipping? Look no further! 

    We invite you to our upcoming MAN ExpertTalk, where we’ll delve into the fascinating world of dual-fuel retrofits for container vessels.

    Our experts from MAN PrimeServ will guide you through essential topics related to dual-fuel retrofits, including the availability of alternative fuels, regulatory insights, available retrofit options, engine modifications, non-engine considerations, and real-world project experiences. 

    If you can’t make it to this session, don’t forget to sign up anyway as you will be provided with the webinar recording afterwards!

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  • Keyvisual webinar retrofit projects

    MAN PrimeServ

    How to organize large retrofit projects

    MAN ExpertTalk
    , 09:00 10:00
    (W. Europe Standard Time)

    If you're passionate about driving innovation in the maritime industry and curious about tackling large retrofit projects to contribute to de-carbonization efforts, this session is for you! 

    Discover our approach to retrofit strategies, including transitioning to new alternative fuels, and gain understanding how we navigate the complexities of large retrofit projects. Further our experts will go into detail about our collaborative efforts with repair yards and vessel owners to ensure seamless project execution. Additionally, you get an exclusive peek at the list of currently qualified and preferred repair yards in the market. 

    We look forward to seeing you there! 

    Even if you can’t make it to the live session, make sure to sign up anyway! We’ll send you the webinar recording afterwards, so you won’t miss out on valuable insights.

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  • Keyvisual webinar maintenence kits

    MAN Primeserv

    Be Prepared with Maintenance Kits (afternoon session)

    MAN ExpertTalk
    , 16:00 17:00
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    Are you looking to prevent unscheduled maintenance and optimize your parts supply process? At MAN PrimeServ, we offer tailored Maintenance Kits for your vessel’s engines. Join us at our upcoming MAN ExpertTalk to learn how to stay on top of your maintenance schedule for your MAN two- and four-stroke engines

    Here's what you can expect:

    • Gain insights into how Maintenance Kits is your solution to easy budgeting, easy reordering and easy installation that will keep your engine running smoothly between service intervals.
    • Discover how using Maintenance Kits can prevent premature component failure and minimize costly downtime.
    • Learn how buying an all-in-one kit can be more economical than purchasing individual spare parts for your engine.
    • A show and tell session as well as a deep dive into a Piston Ring replacement job, where we will show you how our kits make maintenance on your engine easier. 

    If you can’t make it to the sessions, don’t forget to sign up anyway as you will be provided with the webinar recording afterwards!

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