Akasaka Diesels Limited and Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) inked a technical agreement to further the development and use of next-generation fuel engines.
By this technical agreement, J-ENG hopes to advance the development and adoption of next-generation fuel engines as the trend towards the “realisation of a decarbonized society” quickens. Akasaka is a producer of UE engines operating under UE licence.
According to the agreement, J-ENG is continuing to develop ammonia fuel and hydrogen fuel engines as part of the Green Innovation Fund project by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).
Additionally, the business claims that the technology created and employed in these next-generation fuel engines may be used to a wide range of new fuels, including methanol, in addition to ammonia and hydrogen. This technology has a great deal of promise for future growth.
The business added that it would speed up efforts to achieve a society free of carbon emissions, foster the growth of the shipping, shipbuilding, and marine machinery sectors, and support sustainable growth.
It has been acknowledged that using methanol could help meet emission reduction objectives. The main advantages of methanol are that it is reasonably safe to bunker, has an appealing price, and has a density that doesn’t impair the load capacity of ships. According to estimates, methanol may cut carbon emissions by 25%, nitrogen oxides by 80%, and sulphur oxides by 99% when compared to traditional gasoline.