Ecopetrol to transform into hydrogen business
While the nation’s policies around the use of hydrocarbons are changing, Ecopetrol intends to use the tools provided by the National Development Plan to transform into an energy firm. This problem arises concurrently with President Gustavo Petro’s declarations to shift the country away from these items and lighten its reliance on them.
MAN Engines Showcases Sustainable Drive and Storage Solutions at Agritechnica
MAN Engines is committed to reducing CO2 emissions and is showcasing its latest sustainable drive and storage solutions at Agritechnica 2023. The company is presenting a wide range of proven and new products, including the MAN BatteryPack, MAN H4576 hydrogen combustion engine, MAN E3872 gas engine, and MAN D2676 with load-bearing structure.
The MAN BatteryPack enables industrial customers to operate mobile and stationary applications in agricultural technology, material handling, power generation, and storage locally in a CO2-friendly manner. The MAN BatteryPacks are based on many years of Group experience and are already being used successfully in Truck & Bus SE’s own battery-electric commercial vehicles. Customers in a wide range of industries will be served with customer- and application-specific solutions. The company plans to mass-produce high-voltage batteries from 2025 onwards and is investing around 100 million euros in the Nuremberg site to this end. For the recycling of the batteries, MAN is planning a closed loop with second-use concepts and subsequent raw material recovery.
Hartek Group enters green hydrogen market
In an effort to decarbonize industries including steel, automotive, and refining, Hartek Group, a full-service supplier of power transmission, distribution, and renewable energy solutions, intends to enter the green hydrogen market. These projects will be constructed by the company using developer and EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) techniques.
Hartek collaborates with developers to construct the whole grid infrastructure necessary for the evacuation of solar and wind electricity under its power systems division. Thus far, it has completed approximately 350 substations and 400 kV transmission and distribution projects, linking 5 GW or more of solar power to the grid for both public and private companies.