Contributions to the SDGs by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd.

  • Masaki Toda, Manager  
    Future Product Development Group, Engine Technology Development Department, Engine & Energy Division
    Masaki Toda, Manager
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (“MHIET”) will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society by supplying environmentally-friendly products and services.

Contributions to the SDGs


Introducing some examples of MHIET’s contributions to the SDGs.

Goal 7. Affordable and clean energy

  • Goal 7. Affordable and clean energy
  • For Goal 7, Affordable and clean energy, MHIET has developed distributed energy resources aimed at making maximum use of renewable energy.
    EBLOX is a triple-hybrid stand-alone power supply system that combines renewable energy with an engine generator and storage batteries. By using the engine generator and storage battery to stabilize the power supply from renewable energy, the system can supply stable, environmentally-friendly power. As a distributed energy resource, EBLOX also contributes to strengthening the resilience of communities and society, taking advantage of its stand-alone characteristics in response to natural disasters such as typhoons which have had a huge impact on the country in recent years.

Demonstration factory at the MHIET Sagamihara factory (Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Demonstration factory at the MHIET Sagamihara factory (Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture)

Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • For Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact, MHIET is working to develop engines that run on low or zero-carbon fuels. A shift of energy sources from conventional fossil fuels to low or zero-carbon fuels such as biofuels, ammonia and hydrogen is a necessary for realizing a carbon-neutral society. On the other hand, internal combustion engines have the advantage of being able to burn a variety of fuels to generate power, so they have a significant role to play in a low and zero-carbon society. Utilizing technologies cultivated over many years, we aim to provide concrete answers as an engine manufacturer to the carbon-neutral society.

  • As to engines for continuous use power generation system, MHIET is working to reduce CO2 emissions through pipeline gas/hydrogen co-firing, in which hydrogen is mixed with pipeline gas, as well as on research and development of hydrogen combustion engines using 100% hydrogen.
  • In the field of marine engines, MHIET is conducting research and development of engine combustion using ammonia, which is one of the options for fuel in the future.
  • Biodiesel is blended with fossil fuels to reduce CO2 emissions, and MHIET is working to establish guidelines for safe engine operation. We are also conducting demonstration tests using Hydrogenation-Derived Renewable Diesel (HDRD)/Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), which can reduce CO2 emissions by 70 - 90% compared with conventional diesel fuel.
  • In the field of CO2 capture, MHIET has been working to apply compact CO2 capture equipment manufactured by the MHI Group to gas engine power generation systems. As a company which handles gas engine power generation systems, which are highly anticipated to promote low-carbon and decarbonization, we consider CO2 capture technology to be an option to make gas engines that give less impact on the environment to emit low or zero carbon, thereby contributing to increasing the value of gas engine power generation systems.

We aim to reduce, limit the increase, and eliminate CO2 emissions through various initiatives as described above.

Hydrogen engine (illustration)

Hydrogen engine (illustration)

In addition, we hope to expand our range of products for a carbon-neutral society, including engines that work with new fuels, such as e-fuel (methanol).
In order to play a role in realizing the MHI Group’s MISSION NET ZERO, we will continue striving to develop engines even further with the aim of presenting low-carbon and decarbonized options that meet the needs of society.



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