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MHIET Launches MGS-R Series, New Standby Generator Set

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TOKYO, Mar 24, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (MHIET), a part of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, launched a new MGS-R Series of diesel generator sets. Developed to support the growing needs of the digital economy, primarily targeting data centers across Asian and Middle Eastern markets, the new series also serves as a reliable backup power solution for commercial facilities such as shopping malls and office buildings.(1)

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Mitsubishi Generator Series, MGS

The MGS-R Series is the first upgrade to MHIET's diesel generator set lineup in over two decades following the MGS-B models introduced in the year 2000. The new series features 21 models that cover all rating categories(2). Some of the models were released in November 2021 and remaining models will be introduced in sequence by the end of 2022. The new series provides outputs ranging from 500 to 2,750 kVA for 50Hz, and 460 to 2,000 kVA for 60Hz for standby offerings. With the recent modifications to turbocharger specifications and improvement on fuel system and exhaust system to the engine, all models in the series boasts 10-second start. Newly adopting MHIET-made compact and high-power 12-cylinder engine on the 1,500kVA rating for 50Hz, the best-seller in the offerings, has made its installation area the smallest-in-class. Furthermore, overhaul interval has been extended to more than double by examining how generator sets are operated at sites.

All models in the MGS-R series are compliant with the two leading industry standards: the ISO's Class G3, the organization's highest standard for generator sets; and the standards of National Fire Protection Association of the United States. They also satisfy Tier 3 and Tier 4 standards by the Uptime Institute, a private sector organization that certifies the reliability and overall performance of data centers. These days more and more data center operators require high levels of quality compliance with various industry standards.

"At a time when reliable power is increasingly critical for commercial facilities such as data centers, we are pleased to announce that we have launched this new MGS-R Series.," said Ichiro Ichihashi, Senior General Manager, Engine & Energy Division of MHIET. "Many generator sets manufacturers purchase engines from suppliers, but we manufacture engines ourselves as well as generator sets. I believe this is our strength and our value. I am confident of the reliability and dependability of our generator sets that have sold 12,000 units worldwide." The MGS Series will be assembled at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine System Asia Pte. Ltd. (MHIES-A), MHIET-owned subsidiary in Singapore. MHIET will continue expanding our MGS Series to meet the growing energy needs of customers in various industries including mission-critical applications.

(1) Learn more on Youtube:
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(2) "Ratings" refers to the operating conditions of generator sets as defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). There are different ratings such as standby and prime depending on the required operation including operating time and size of the load to accept. A generator set's output can vary according to its rating.

About MHI Group

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world's leading industrial groups, spanning energy, logistics & infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defense. MHI Group combines cutting-edge technology with deep experience to deliver innovative, integrated solutions that help to realize a carbon neutral world, improve the quality of life and ensure a safer world. For more information, please visit www.mhi.com or follow our insights and stories on spectra.mhi.com.


Copyright 2022 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.jcnnewswire.comMitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (MHIET), a part of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, launched a new MGS-R Series of diesel generator sets.

Interest Rates rise to 0.75%

Last week, the Bank of England voted to approve an interest rates rise from 0.5% to 0.75%, the third time an interest rate rise has take place within months. This is bad news for those with a mortgage but will also impact business borrowing but there are two important things to note. Firstly, 0.75% is […]

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Product Review: Frisco Labs Delta-8 THC Oil Apparatus

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NASA’s most powerful rocket moved to launch pad for first time

NASA's powerful new moon rocket, standing more than 30 stories tall, arrived on the launch pad early Friday for the first time at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ready for a series of checkouts culminating in fueling test and simulated countdown in early April.

Gas-Sipping Haulers: Five Most Economical Pickup Trucks

With fuel prices rising faster than our political discourse, it’s time to seek out the pickup trucks that are the most economical to feed. TheDetroitBureau.com has the results.

Watch live: NASA’s new moon rocket rolls to launch pad tonight

NASA will roll the Space Launch System, a heavy-duty rocket designed to send astronauts to the moon, out of the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday evening. A crawler-transporter originally built more than 50 years ago for the Apollo program will haul the towering rocket to its launch pad for a countdown dress rehearsal. The rollout is set to begin at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT).
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695 Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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Mercedes Launches U.S. Battery Production

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Honda to Install Stationary Fuel Cell Power Station on California Campus as First Step Toward Commercialization of Zero-Emission Backup Power Generation

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Torrance, Calif., Mar 15, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda today announced plans to install a stationary fuel cell power station on its corporate campus in Torrance, Calif. by early 2023. The station will serve as a proof of concept for the future commercialization of a power generation unit for use as a zero-emission backup power source for facilities such as data centers, which require reliable and clean auxiliary power generation to continue operations even in emergency situations. This new initiative will leverage Honda's fuel cell technology expertise as part of the company's global goal to achieve carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities by 2050.

Honda's proof of concept fuel cell power station will utilize fuel cell components from Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicles in a flexible, four-quad parallel stationary fuel cell power generation system capable of generating up to 1152kW-DC/1MW-AC from an inverter. A unique advantage of the four-quad design is the flexibility to change the layout of the four individual fuel cell units to suit the installation environment, accommodating a cuboid, L-shape, Z shape or other packaging requirements.

The station will be connected to the data center on the American Honda campus in early 2023, providing a real-world power generation application to verify performance. This will enable Honda to advance its know-how in the power supply area, as well as supply chain development, grid connection access, construction specifications, AC/DC connection requirements and other critical areas.

"We will leverage the expertise Honda has established in creating multiple generations of fuel cell systems for the development of a fuel cell power generation station," said Mitsuru Kariya, senior vice president in charge of the R&D Business Unit of American Honda. "This project is an opportunity to further utilize our strengths in fuel cell technology to more quickly create, assess and advance a clean power generation system for potential commercial customers."

While Honda remains committed to developing fuel cell systems for passenger vehicles, the market for fuel cell systems to power larger trucks and transport ships, as well as stationary generation, is expanding rapidly in the U.S. and is expected to grow to over $86.7 billion annually by 2030. Data centers in particular require high-quality and reliable power, where any disruption in power supply can lead to downtime or problems such as data corruption and damage to servers.

Typical stationary backup generators rely on diesel fuel, which result in higher carbon emissions and local air pollutants. Backup power systems utilizing hydrogen fuel cells offer a promising future for clean, yet reliable and high-quality power generation, especially when operating on so-called "green" hydrogen made from renewable sources, with water vapor as the only emission.

Honda Fuel Cell Technology Leadership

Honda has led the industry over the past quarter-century in the development and deployment of fuel cell technology, including extensive real-world testing and customer deployments.

- In July 2002, the Honda FCX became the first fuel-cell vehicle certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB).
- In December 2002, Honda introduced the world's first production fuel-cell vehicle, to both the U.S. and Japan markets.
- In 2003, Honda became the first automaker with a fuel-cell vehicle to start and operate in sub-freezing temperatures.
- In 2005, Honda became the first automaker to lease fuel cell vehicles to individual retail customers.
- In 2008, Honda became the first manufacturer to build and produce a dedicated fuel-cell vehicle (FCX Clarity) on a production line specifically made for fuel-cell vehicles.
- In 2013, Honda and GM began working together on the co-development of a next-generation fuel cell system and hydrogen storage technologies.
- In 2017, Honda introduced the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle.
- In 2020, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and Isuzu Motors Ltd. signed an agreement for joint research of the use of hydrogen fuel cells to power heavy-duty trucks, looking to expand fuel cell use by applying the zero-emission technology to larger vehicles.

In 2021, Honda announced its collaboration with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to develop a fuel cell system combined with a high differential pressure water electrolysis system that will help support a "circulative renewable energy system" to supply space and lunar stations with electricity, oxygen and water.

At FC Expo held in Japan during March 16 and 18, 2022, Honda will display a prototype of FC Power Unit co-developped with General Motors, a portable FC generator concept model.

Honda Commitment to the Environment

Honda is committed to addressing global environmental and energy issues by striving to realize carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities by 2050. Honda proudly has the highest fleet average fuel economy and lowest CO2 emissions of any full-line automaker in America, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) latest data. To reduce CO2 emissions even further, Honda will strive to make battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles represent 100% of auto sales in the U.S. and globally by 2040.

Honda also is working to reduce the environmental impact of its business operations. To slash CO2 emissions from its North American manufacturing operations, Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power seeking to cover more than 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America. This enables the company to fully offset the remaining carbon intensive grid-supplied electricity used in its Ohio, Indiana, and Alabama automobile manufacturing operations. Honda also promotes environmentally responsible business practices with its suppliers and retail dealer partners across North America.

Learn more at https://csr.honda.com/environment/na-environmental-report/


Copyright 2022 JCN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.jcnnewswire.comHonda today announced plans to install a stationary fuel cell power station on its corporate campus in Torrance, Calif. by early 2023.

Seeking low carbon alternatives to back-up diesel generators: Grid operator issues callout

National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) has launched its first ‘Call for Innovation’ to businesses across the UK, in a bid to find a new low carbon alternative to backup diesel generators NGET currently use batteries alongside diesel generators to provide backup power to a substation for key activities such as cooling fans, pumps, and lighting, […]

A Look Back at February: Penske Associates Share What Black History Month Means to Them

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“Black History Month is important to me because it celebrates and recognizes the huge contributions that Black women and men have made and how we continue to shape society today,” Nita Rodney, Branch Rental Manager, GA – Penske Truck Leasing.

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“Black History Month is a month where we are able to celebrate our achievements – not only for us but for other people to learn where we came from and our history,” Sherina Fillus, Assistant Rental Manager, FL – Penske Truck Leasing.

“Black History Month is important to me because it helps me think about our previous leaders. That inspires me to strive forward and to set an example for new and future leaders,” Jonathan Jubilee, Branch Manager, FL – Penske Truck Leasing.

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“Black History Month means honoring the challenges so many African Americans faced, educating society on the challenges they still face and celebrating the challenges they’ve overcome. It also encourages me to reflect on my life and the opportunities that I have earned as the result of so many leaders before me fighting for what is right for all people,” Carlos Love, Assistant District Manager, MI – Penske Truck Leasing.

“Black History Month is important because it gives us a chance to reflect on our past accomplishments and also it gives us inspiration to move our communities forward,” Jermaine Johnson, Lease Sales Representative, TN – Penske Truck Leasing.

“Black History Month is American history! It is important to learn, appreciate, and acknowledge our contributions to science, textiles, Civil Rights, politics, medicine and so much more! Knowing what we were capable of in our past empowers us to know how we can shape the future of humanity,” Kim Hamilton Lee, District Rental Manager, VA – Penske Truck Leasing.

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“Black History Month is a reflection of the strength of our people. We’ve been through a million things and we happened to prevail,” Annabelle Weir, Maintenance Coordinator, FL – Penske Truck Leasing.

“Black History Month is about recognizing our history: the pain, the barriers, but also the accomplishments. It’s a chance to look back and see how far we’ve come. Black History Month is about more than a history of pain, slavery and limitations. It’s also about highlighting the Black trailblazers, inventors and entrepreneurs. As we evolve and heal, it is also important, especially for our youth, to celebrate Black achievements and Black excellence. It’s crucial for them to see Black role models that are successful in roles that they generally don’t see in mainstream media like finance, real estate, entrepreneurship, trades and more,” Gilles Makanda, Recruiter, ON – Penske Truck Leasing.

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“Black History Month is so important to me because it’s an opportunity to celebrate people who helped shape society – especially Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History Month,” Motaz Gerais, Area Rental Manager, GA – Penske Truck Leasing.

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“Black History Month is important to me because it’s about unity: the coming together of our groups of people to enjoy each other, appreciate our history and respect ourselves,” James “JR” Houston, Management Trainee, FL – Penske Truck Leasing.


“Black History Month is very important to me because it pays tribute to the unimaginable sacrifices my ancestors took so people like myself will be treated equally with honor and respect,” Justin N. North, Manager – Consumer Operations, FL – Penske Truck Leasing.

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“Black History Month is specifically important to me because we’re able to learn so much in-depth information about our backgrounds and our culture. We’re also able to celebrate the contributions of Black history to American history,” Heidi Henville, Manager – Consumer Operations, FL – Penske Truck Leasing.

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“Black history is important to me because it is the cornerstone of society: it is at the edge of making history and being history,” Reshard Young, Diesel Tech III, FL – Penske Truck Leasing.


“In order for me to be where I’m at today in my career in and in my life, a lot of people had to make sacrifices. It is important to me to set a month aside to champion some of these people and their achievements as well as to show my gratitude and respect,” Brandon Rose, Assistant District Rental Manager, GA – Penske Truck Leasing.


“I am mixed, but I have always had to embrace my Black side a little tighter despite being 65% Irish. Being mixed, I felt like I had to try a little harder, run a little faster, focus more consistently and be a little bolder. To celebrate my Blackness, my fierceness and my resilience, I always watch The Color Purple with my mom and The Frog Princess with my daughter. I read My Friend Martin with my kids and show them pictures from when we used to go on equality marches. My stepfather was a (white) activist; he tells the stories of standing up for justice. We celebrate our culture year-round. We eat black eyed peas on New Year’s Eve (for luck) and enjoy community bonding on Sundays. Even though February is Black History Month, I live it and celebrate it daily,” Erica Starks, Management Trainee, IL – Penske Truck Leasing.

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