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MHI Concludes Positive Impact Finance Agreement

In 2020, MHI Group identified five material issues in response to the growing need to address the global challenge of climate change. This included providing energy solutions to enable a carbon-neutral world to contribute to solving societal issues and ensuring continued medium and long-term growth. In the 2021 Medium-Term Business Plan, MHI Group specified Energy Transition as a growth area, aiming to achieve decarbonisation in the energy supply side, and Smart Infrastructure, supporting decarbonisation, energy efficiency, and labour savings in the energy demand side. By decarbonising both the generation and use of energy, MHI Group is contributing to achieving Net Zero carbon emissions by 2040 and realising a carbon-neutral world. In concluding this agreement, SuMi TRUST Bank conducted a Positive Impact Evaluation. The following themes were selected from the MHI Group’s materiality issues and other topics as activities that contribute to achieving the UN SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). For this…

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MHI set to Launch 31 Models of Residential Air-Conditioners for the Japanese Market in 2024

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, will launch 31 new models of residential-use air-conditioners for the Japanese market in 2024. The new models in five series will be released starting April 1. The 2024 lineup comprises nine models in the Company’s top-of-the-line S Series, featuring outstanding energy efficiency, functions for comfort and cleanliness, and a high Annual Performance Factor (APF), four models in the SK Series with enhanced heating capacity for use in cold regions, six models in the high-performance R Series incorporating an automatic filter cleaning function, seven models in the standard T Series, and five models in the TWF Series of T Series models with smartphone control functionality included as standard. Together these new models provide comfortable living spaces for diverse lifestyles. Two types of sensors and functions using ions and ozone provide comfort and cleanliness A Comfortable Environment Provided…

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MHI Thermal Systems Introduces Hydrolution PRO Series to the European Market

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, is to add the “Hydrolution PRO” series of air-cooled heat pump chillers (1) to its product lineup for the European market. This series consists of three models with capacities of 50kW/75kW/100kW classes. These models are designed to suit various applications, ranging from space cooling/heating in residential and office buildings to cooling/heating needs in industrial and IT settings. The market launch will initiate with the 50kW-class model in spring 2024, followed by the introduction of other models. With the increasing environmental consciousness in Europe urging for reducing the amount and lowering Global Warming Potential (GWP) of refrigerant used in equipment with refrigerant (2). As one of the countermeasures, MHI Thermal Systems adds the air-cooled heat pump chiller which is the water circulation system to its product lineup. Adoption of the R32 refrigerant (675 GWP),…

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MHI Recognised by CDP as a Leading Company in Climate Change

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) received an “A-minus” rating in the Climate Change Report 2023 published by CDP (headquartered in London, U.K.), a non-profit organisation that maintains a global environmental information disclosure system. This A-minus is the CDP’s second-highest rating and is one rank up from the B ranking MHI received in the previous year. CDP scoring and collected environmental data are publicly available on CDP’s platform and widely referenced by institutional investors and companies. MHI believes this improved rating will enable it to draw broad attention to its progress in addressing climate change in its business activities. Every year since 2002, CDP sends letters to companies on behalf of investors asking those companies to disclose data on their environmental impacts. In 2023, 746 financial institutions (with more than US$136 trillion in invested assets) requested responses to a CDP-prepared questionnaire, and more than 15,000 companies worldwide were asked to provide…

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MHI Thermal Systems Adds 2 Models to Its Lineup of “C-puzzle” Refrigeration Condensing Units

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group company, will launch two new models, the 10HP “HCCV1001C” and 20HP “HCCV2001MC” to its “C-puzzle” series of commercial-use refrigeration condensing units that use the natural refrigerant carbon dioxide (CO2). Both new models, which will be sold in the Japanese market this summer, accommodate MHI Thermal Systems’ proprietary new “M-DIOMAC” system (Note 1). The new units respond to the need to simplify engineering and installation. Models in the C-puzzle series first marketed in 2017 are equipped with MHI Thermal Systems’ proprietary two-stage compressor, a unique configuration of a scroll compressor and a rotary compressor (Note 2). The new M-DIOMAC system provides for a packaged oil management system, which is essential when building a refrigeration system. The packaging simplifies on-site adjustments of the refrigeration units, enabling simpler installation. M-DIOMAC consists of a dedicated system controller and remote…

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MHI Introduces “Hydrolution EZY” Air-to-Water Heat Pumps to the European Market

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has added a new series, “Hydrolution EZY,” to its lineup of air-to-water (ATW) heat pumps for the European market. This new line includes two models with capacities of 10kW and 14kW, scheduled for release this winter. The Hydrolution EZY series, featuring monobloc design, reflects our commitment to sustainability and contributes to the ongoing development of a decarbonized society in Europe, aligning with our existing eco-friendly split-type units. The series use the eco-friendly R32 refrigerant, just like their split ATW counterparts. They are also quieter during operation and have a broader temperature range. Plus, the integrated water heat exchanger in the outdoor unit simplifies installation compared to the split-type systems, which requires both refrigerant piping and water piping. Innovative engineering has led to an improved anti-vibration technology achieved through material enhancements and other innovations.…

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MHI Receives The Energy Conservation Center, Japan Chairman’s Award

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has won the “The Energy Conservation Center, Japan Chairman’s Award” in the “Best Practice Category” at the 2023 Energy Conservation Grand Prize sponsored by the Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ), with support from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). The award was presented for measures taken by MHI Thermal Systems to eliminate boiler usage in a company plant through conversion to industrial heat pumps. This is the second time MHI Thermal Systems has received an award in the ECCJ’s Best Practices Category (first in 2021). An awards presentation ceremony will take place at TOC Ariake Convention Hall in Tokyo on January 31, 2024. The award-winning measures taken by MHI Thermal Systems consisted of converting the heat sources used in the compressor plant at its Biwajima Works (Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture) from steam…

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MHI and Orica Announce Collaboration to Explore Emissions Reduction Opportunities

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) and Orica have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore potential opportunities for collaboration on emission reduction initiatives, aligned with MHI and Orica’s shared decarbonisation ambitions. The collaboration will leverage MHI’s reputation for manufacturing excellence and innovation, as well as Orica’s existing presence and emerging opportunities in the global renewable hydrogen and ammonia markets. The collaboration covers various areas of mutual interest, including: exploring technology deployment opportunities for renewable hydrogen and renewable ammonia production near Orica’s facilities in Newcastle and Gladstone, Australia creating demand opportunities for renewable hydrogen and renewable ammonia in the power generation, maritime, industrial and agricultural industries investigating activities to further reduce emissions from Orica’s existing operations. Orica is building a strong pathway towards achieving net zero emissions by latest 2050, while positioning the business for a lower carbon world. Orica’s continued partnerships and investment in decarbonisation and the production of renewable…

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Establishment of a Social Corporation Program for Smart Building Systems by the University of Tokyo

The School of Engineering of the University of Tokyo, in collaboration with Kandenko Co., Ltd., Kyudenko Corporation, SHINRYO CORPORATION, Taikisha Ltd., Dai-Dan Co., Ltd., Takasago Thermal Engineering Co., Ltd., Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc., Tonets Corporation, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., will jointly launch the “Smart Building System Research Initiative” on November 1, 2023. This research initiative aims to expedite the realization of green transformation (GX) by fostering collaborative research on Smart Building Systems, ultimately aiming for building services technology to contribute toward achieving GX, including carbon neutrality. Additionally, by promoting the advancement of academic fields and nurturing talent in smart building systems, we aim to enhance and deepen engineering capabilities in the field of building services. Annual energy consumption during the operational phase of buildings constitutes approximately 30-40% of total societal energy consumption, with a significant portion of energy usage in commercial buildings attributed to building…

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