Press Releases

Synthetic fuels are an essential element of the energy transition, because they bridge the gap between the sectors.
The energy revolution and climate protection needs Power-to-X. The conversion of green electricity into storable gas or synthetic fuel is a key element in achiev-ing Germany's and Europe's energy policy goals.
Negotiations are currently under way at EU level to reorganise the CO2 fleet regulation for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. The EU Commission's proposal currently gives manufacturers only two instruments at their disposal to improve their CO2 balance.
The German shipbuilding and offshore supplier industry, which employs 63,500 highly qualified people, is expecting a slight rise in orders this year after the order books were successfully filled in 2017.
In April 2018, the International Maritime Organization of the United Nations (IMO) adopted it’s GHG reduction strategy. This strategy was subject of the workshop "Low-Carbon Shipping: Where do we sail to with IMO's initial GHG reduction strategy?" at the World Bank's Innovate4Climate conference in Frankfurt on May 25th, 2018.
In his talk on the maritime energy transition during the “Life Needs Power” energy forum at the Hannover Messe trade fair, Peter Müller-Baum – Managing Director of VDMA Engines and Systems – presented a roadmap for achieving a successful energy transition in the shipping sector.
VDMA: Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at sea is a historic decision - Without "Power-to-X" technologies, change cannot succeed
Berlin, 27. June 2017 - Climate targets must attract more attention in shipping as well. E-fuels – alternative fuels that can gradually replace heavy fuel oil on ships – will play a particularly important role in this. Manufacturers of large engines and the VDMA are therefore calling for energy transformation in the maritime sector and discussed this in Berlin with representatives from politics and industry at a political evening.


Here you find company and product information about the members of the Association Engines and Systems.
Do you think sufficient nutrition is a necessity? Do you wish to go to work on asphalted roads? Do you not want to live in a tent? Then you too are dependent on mobile machinery. For there is scarcely a single area of our lives that would function without mobile machinery.
The publication "With combustion engines into the future" shows combinations with and alternatives to the widespread and highly efficient combustion engines, explains their potential and thus makes a contribution to the proper evaluation of modern drive concepts.
Lead has been added to the REACH SVHC candidates list. This means that products are subject to new requirements with immediate effect.
In vehicles, ships or as engines for stationary energy conversion, internal combustion engines have been used in millions of applications for over 100 years.
The 2018 annual report offers our members and industry players an overview of the key activities of VDMA Engines and Systems.
Manufacturers of large engines in the VDMA have acknowledged the resolutions of the world climate summit in Paris. They intend to play an active role in replacing fossil fuels with more environmentally-friendly forms of energy in the shipping industry.
The fully revised “Emissions legislation for diesel and gas engines” is now available in printed form and as a PDF file. The brochure contains a clear and concise overview of the most important legislation and limits on emissions from diesel and gas engines in ships and boats, stationary power plants, mobile machinery and trains.
Désirée Kalkowski
Désirée Kalkowski
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