Global power leader Cummins Inc. will bring to market a new 15-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty trucks for customers looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality.
The engine is part of the company’s expanding product line to achieve Cummins’ PLANET 2050 environmental strategy, which includes lowering emissions from the company’s newly sold products by 30% by 2030 and reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. The strategy aligns with the targets in the Paris Climate Accords.
Europe’s beating industrial heart, Germany, will lose as much as fifth of its lifeblood electricity over the next decade as the country pulls the plug on nuclear reactors. A process called Energiewende will replace nuclear power with a combination of electricity from natural gas and renewables.
Efficient powertrain engineering center in Torino, Italy captures its spent energy
(3BL Media) Torino, Italy – June 29, 2012 –As visitors to the General Motors Powertrain Engineering Center in Torino walk the halls, they can often hear the whirring of engines being tested. But what they can’t hear is the excess energy being transferred back to the grid.
Within a year, the center has harvested 300,000 kilowatt hours of energy from test benches – equipment that tests various measures of a running engine.