Rolls-Royce Power Systems is taking the next step towards a climate-neutral future.
By 2030, the Rolls-Royce business unit is to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% compared to its 2019 level through the use of new net zero and cero carbon technologies.
A key element in achieving these goals is the certification of the most important engine products, which will run on sustainable fuels from as early as 2023 and then be successively brought into use.
“The certification means that the new generation of Series 2000 and 4000 engines, that currently account for 85% of our sales revenues, will be qualified to run on second generation biofuels and on E-fuels,” said Dr Otto Preiss, chief technology officer and COO of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
The engines are used in a wide variety of applications, for example, in energy supply, commercial shipping, heavy land vehicles, passenger trains and in yachts.
He added: “To make as big an impact as possible in the fight against climate change, the first priority of Power Systems is to re-align its product portfolio towards sustainability.
“That’s the area we’re concentrating on at present because that’s where we see the biggest potential for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. But this year will also see us setting milestones for gearing our production and value chain to long-term climate neutrality.”
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