Embellishing the latest cover of MTU Report, are, somewhat unusually, chemical formulas and a close-up of bubbling hot fuel. That is explained by the lead article, which deals with the fuels that MTU uses today and might use in ten or fifty years’ time. Apart from diesel, these include gas, ethanol and synthetic fuels. In various interviews, Tognum’s CTO and three other experts respond to questions on their advantages and when they will become available, and also talk about current MTU projects.
When will off-highway engines run on water? Not for a long time. But alternative fuels such as petrol, ethanol and gas are already on the agenda today. Experts from the fields of research, development and economics explain which fuels they think have the brightest future.
Railcars with the MTU Hybrid Powerpack can save up to 25 percent on fuel consumption and substantially lower their exhaust and noise emissions at the same time.
A routine job that never gets boring: Life aboard a search-and-rescue vessel.
Ships of the desert
Where ten years ago there was desert, Abu Dhabi Ship Building is now constructing modern corvettes and patrol boats.
The energy demand in data centers is enormous. MTU Onsite Energy emergency backup gensets ensure that electricity is never in short supply.
To Haul and Back
The work performed by MTU-powered haul trucks in a Canadian coal mine is as heavy-duty as it gets. But the engines keep on running smoothly thanks to rigorous servicing by the mine operator.
Source of power
An MTU Onsite Energy gas turbine generates eco-friendly and economical heat and electricity at the Halle CHP plant.
With over 20,000 kilometers of track, Romania has more railway lines than any other European country – but many of its locomotives and railcars are well past their best. They are now being upgraded with MTU engines and Powerpacks.