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Thursday, September 10, 2020 

MAN Energy Solutions and Malaysia-based energy group Wasco have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote and commercialise Power-to-X (PtX) projects in South-East Asia, with the aim of providing climate-neutral fuels for shipping.

The technology in question converts electricity into carbon-neutral synthetic fuels, gas or liquid, for use as a clean, carbon-neutral energy source. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the signing event took place digitally.

MAN Energy Solutions CEO Uwe Lauber, said: “We see a huge potential for Synthetic Fuels. To advance decarbonisation, climate-neutral fuels are needed in all sectors where direct electrification via batteries is not an option – as is the case with international shipping. Without a doubt, Power-to-X is one of the key technologies needed to generate such synthetic fuels. We are very happy to work in South-East Asia together with Wasco and build on their vast network, tremendous experience, and substantial capabilities in the region.”

“Both companies have a strong track record, background, and resources in developing energy projects across Asia. This collaboration with MAN on Power-to-X technology is in line with Wasco's growth ambitions driven by innovation. The signing of the MOU reaffirms our commitment to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions to the market, which is the future of the energy sector," said Giancarlo Maccagno, CEO, Wasco Energy Group.

MAN Energy Solutions says it is a pioneer in the development of Power-to-Gas technology and commissioned Europe’s largest methanisation plant to create green methane from hydrogen as far back as 2013. Today, the company offers industrially-scaled 50MW Power-to-Gas and Power-to-X plants as part of its product portfolio. Wasco provides various engineering and fabrication services, with a network spanning 18 global locations.

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