Mercedes-Benz has contracted Siemens to advance the digitalization and automation of its manufacturing processes, both for petrol-based cars and electric vehicles. At Mercedes’ Marienfelde site, near Berlin, the car maker plans to implement the Mercedes-Benz Cars ecosystem MO360 and digitalize the assembly of e-mobility components.
Norwegian classification society DNV has released a new service specification document for Additive Manufacturing (AM), which uses 3D model data to fabricate parts in a shorter time and at a lower cost than traditional engineering practices. The new service specification, DNVGL-SE-0568, is meant to build trust in 3D-printed parts.
Mitsubishi, part of the Zero Carbon Humber (ZCH) Partnership, has won a £75 million ($103 million) government contract to help decarbonise the region by 2040. Locally produced hydrogen will be distributed by a shared pipeline network, carrying green hydrogen to industrial customers, electric utilities and to Centrica's gas storage facility at Easington.
Reactive power compensation helps Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) integrate renewable energy into the grid. A reactive power plant, supplied by Siemens Energy, combines static synchronous compensation (STATCOM) technology and a modular multilevel converter (MMC) to enhance the functionality of Barren Ridge Switching Station.
London-based Lloyd’s Register, classification society for ships as well as oil and gas infrastructure, has created a new tool for its users to track non-conforming oil and gas assets through to resolution. The tool not only identifies events but ensures that action is taken before issues become a tangible environmental, economic or safety threat.
Israel-based GenCell has designed a non-metal based catalyst, following 6 years of research to reduce cost. In the process, GenCell removed the noble metal platinum from its nickel-based catalyst compound, CEO Rami Reshef explained. Instead, it developed a cracker that extracts hydrogen from liquid ammonia to generate electricity by means of alkaline fuel cells.
MAN Energy Solutions aims for climate-neutral fuels such as e-methane to replace marine diesel and natural gas or coal used for power generation. “By 2030, sustainable technologies should make up the majority of our company's business,” CEO Uwe Lauber said, though a global CO2 price is vital for the marine and transport sectors to truly embrace green fuels.
The Finish energy and marine technology group Wärtsilä has agreed to provide another €1 million in seed funding to Soletair Power Oy, a Finish start-up focussed on Power-to-X. Soletair developed a new concept to capture CO2 from the air and convert it into a synthetic renewable fuel that can be used for power generation.
From today through March 23, Mitsubishi Power will take part in the “Virtual Japan Pavilion: Innovation for 2050 net-zero,” an online exhibition organised by Japan’s environment ministry. Mitsubishi Power will showcase its hydrogen gas turbines, R&D on producing carbon-free hydrogen and ammonia, as well as capturing CO2 and converting it to synthetic fuels.