It was only in December 2015 that a new climate agreement was signed by all 194 member states of the UN Climate Change Conference and thus the follow up to the Kyoto Protocol was determined: to prevent the further increase in global warming, global greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by 40 to 70 percent by 2050. By 2030, the EU plans to reduce emissions of CO2 by at least 40 percent compared with 1990. The LEC’s sustainable solutions for large engines significantly contribute to this reduction in CO2 and air pollutant emissions.Climate protection is not simply a matter of lowering CO2 emissions; environmental pollutants such as nitric oxide and hydrocarbons must also be decreased.

Large engines create particularly high levels of emissions. Innovative concepts for reducing emissions in this area are thus in demand as never before. At the LEC, we deal with this topic very extensively. We are working on increasing the efficiency of these engines, thereby diminishing the amount of CO2 emissions into our environment. Higher efficiency also reduces fuel consumption and thus operating costs. What’s more, reducing environmental pollutants is another immensely important part of our research.  -Andreas Wimmer, CEO

Press coverage, 2. Dezember 2015