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Hatz Diesel Engine Earns Top 10 Spot in GreenTec Awards | Construction News

Hatz Diesel Engine Earns Top 10 Spot in GreenTec Awards | Construction News

The Hatz 4H50TIC industrial diesel engine, which follows a consistent downsizing concept, is among the top 10 products in Europe's 2015 GreenTec environmental awards competition.

Reaching the top 10 is the first hurdle in claiming the top spot in the contest. Public online voting from Nov. 6, 2014, to Jan. 11, 2015, at can help vault the environmentally friendly Hatz engine directly to the final three products. A jury will select the winner from among the three finalists. The winner will be announced May 29, 2015, in Berlin, Germany.

Every year, the GreenTec Awards honor innovative products and projects that lead the way towards a more environmentally friendly future.

Hatz 4H50TIC sets sustainability trend

As part of the development of a new industrial engine with a power of up to 75 HP (56 kW), Hatz engineers fundamentally rethought the conventional concepts of industrial engines to develop a product superior in energy and resource efficiency, pollutant and noise reductions, and compactness and durability.

The focus was on the environmental and economic sustainability and high energy efficiency throughout the entire production process as well as in engine's operation.

The development of the 4H50TIC followed a downsizing concept that Hatz says is a worldwide "first" in industrial diesel engines.

With a weight of  381 lbs. (173 kg.), the engine is about 198 lbs. (90 kg.) lighter than the next competitor in its class, thus saving valuable resources in manufacturing by shortening processing time and reducing the preparation of raw materials.

Sophisticated fuel injection and other measures let the engine reduce exhaust gas and particulate emissions internally over a wide and realistic range of speeds and loads..

Hatz says the reduced weight and increased efficiency of the 4H50TIC let Hatz achieve the following reductions on every single engine:

  • In the processing of raw material  476 kWh of electricity and 353 lbs. (160 kg.) of CO2;
  • Lower effort in production 302 kWh of electricity and 373 lbs. (169 kg.) CO2; and
  • Operational fuel savings of 22.691 kWh and 13.4 lbs. (6.075 kg.) CO2 (at approx. 800 hours/year).

The development of the engine was funded because of its predicted and achieved goals by the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy in Germany.


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