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Mitsubishi Power Europe GmbH, the European subsidiary of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group and the largest sugar manufacturer in Europe, has signed a contract to convert the boiler fuel of the Ochsenfurt sugar factory from coal to natural gas.
The modernization, scheduled to be completed in 2023, will reduce carbon emissions during sugar production and will also open the way for conversion to hydrogen fuel, the company said.
“This project is a great opportunity to partner with a major European sugar company to achieve sustainable cogeneration,” said Andreas Rupp, head of Service Sales at Mitsubishi Power Europe. “By using natural gas as a transitional technology to achieve net zero in the future. Modernizing old combined heat and power equipment with a variety of fuels and fuel conversion technologies is a practical and important step towards achieving energy transitions.”