Sustainability News

Cummins invests in next-gen propulsion systems

Decarbonisation seen as a significant growth opportunity for US engine builder
At a wide-ranging virtual presentation with analysts and shareholders this week, Cummins Inc shared a glimpse into its strategy to achieve its aspirational goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050 while generating profitable growth through the design, manufacture and support of new powertrain technologies across a number of fuel types and power sources.

Yamaha and Toyota tapping the Potential with 100% Hydrogen Powered Engines

Developing a V8 high-performance hydrogen engine under commission from longtime partner Toyota Motor Corporation...

What lies ahead for offshore wind boats and hybrid vessels?

Catamaran designs are ruling the offshore wind market for crew transfer vessels, based on the deep experience of United Kingdom and European naval architects and builders who have shared their expertise with U.S. counterparts.

Typical is the 68'×28.4' crew transfer vessel (CTV) Atlantic Endeavor, owned and operated by Atlantic Wind Transfers to support Dominion Energy's Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot wind farm.

UK-based vessel designer Chartwell Marine oversaw the vessel’s construction when it was built at Blount Boats Inc., Warren, R.I. Blount also built the Atlantic Pioneer, the first CTV to be launched in the U.S. market, which has serviced the Block Island Wind Farm since 2016.


WASHINGTON (February 10, 2022) – Diesel, and the combustion engines running on it, will continue to dominate the commercial trucking sector through 2030, beating out hydrogen and electrification. That was the key message from Allen Schaeffer, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum during Wednesday’s virtual debate organized by Mobility Impact Partners. Colin Murphy, the deputy director of the UC Davis Policy Institute, argued that battery-powered vehicles will soon dominate. Craig Scott of Toyota made the case for hydrogen fueled vehicles.

Brunswick Sustainability Leadership Awards – winners announced

The two winners will each direct grant funds to sustainability-focused nonprofit organizations
Brunswick Corp has announced the winners of its inaugural Sustainability Leadership Awards, which celebrate the company’s commitment to sustainable, responsible practices by recognising outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG)-focused contributions of individuals and teams at Brunswick facilities around the world. Brunswick employees nominated sustainability initiatives across four categories (People, Products, Energy and Environment), which were reviewed by a panel of company leaders based on criteria that evaluated each initiative’s innovation, complexity, ESG impact metrics and project execution.

Yamaha Does Not Give up V8 Engines and Develops a Hydrogen one with 442 HP That Only Emits Water

Yamaha does not give up V8 engines and develops a hydrogen one with 442 hp that only emits water. The advancement of anti-pollution regulations has brought with it the general end of large engines , to the dismay of many fans. But Yamaha wants to find a chance for its survival. On the occasion of the last round of the Super Taikyu championship in Okayama, the tuning fork brand exhibited a V8 prototype powered directly by hydrogen instead of gasoline.

Yanmar Develops Maritime Hydrogen Fuel Cell System Towards a Carbon Neutral Society

Recent years have seen increasing efforts, all over the world, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions towards the realization of a carbon neutral society. 123 countries and one region including Japan have already announced the goal of achieving net zero GHG emissions by 2050, and policies to reduce use of fossil fuels are being formulated around the world towards achieving this goal. For example, the European Commission recently announced its intention to ban the sale of new cars with gasoline and diesel-powered engines by 2035. At the same time, hydrogen is attracting worldwide attention as a clean energy source that can replace fossil fuels.

Did you know? Renewable diesel lowers greenhouse gas emissions.

Advanced renewable diesel fuels enhance performance and help achieve environmental, energy, climate and sustainability goals.

Now for Something Completely Different

Sōlace Boats made a splash in 2019 with its 345, which had a stern fishing pulpit between twin mega-outboards. But for 2022, the stern on the brand’s latest boat has the look of a backyard deck with nary an outboard in sight. The new Sōlace 415CS at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was powered by twin Volvo Penta D6-DPI diesels mated to Aquamatic DuoProp sterndrives.

Diesel’s pathway to a renewable future

Manufacturers are developing even cleaner, more efficient, diesel engines! From coupling with hybrid-electric technology, use of biofuels, new gen of advanced diesel is part of a sustainable future.