With the development of China’s new energy industry and the government’s emphasis on energy conservation, emission reduction, and green development, at the two sessions this year, carbon peak and carbon neutrality were also included in the government report for the first time. The construction machinery industry, which is a major “carbon emitter”, naturally also needs to transform to the use of clean energy.
According to statistics, although the number of non-road mobile machinery is only 1/6 of motor vehicles, it emits 5.73 million tons of carbon oxides and 485,000 tons of particulate matter, which is almost the same as motor vehicle emissions. In order to solve the pollution problem in the use of heavy industrial equipment at this stage, domestic and foreign construction machinery and equipment manufacturers have bet on new energy and embrace lithium batteries as the power source of future construction machinery and equipment.
In fact, how to effectively promote the development of the construction machinery industry toward the “carbon peak”, more needs to optimize the construction machinery industry structure and energy structure, and promote the application of green environmental protection technology, equipment and product research and development of construction machinery. It will also be the focus of development now and for a long time in the future.
In short, it is to control the exhaust emissions of construction machinery, and to develop and mass-produce green and environmentally friendly new energy power products.
In fact, in recent years, the construction machinery industry has been making unremitting efforts to explore new energy conversion, and new energy products such as natural gas, electric power, and hydrogen energy have continued to appear. Especially in the past 2020, with the start of a batch of projects in high-cold and high-altitude areas such as the Sichuan-Tibet Railway and other “zero-emission” projects, higher requirements for construction machinery have been put forward. Following this, domestic construction machinery companies such as XCMG, Sany, Zoomlion, Lingong, Liugong, Shantui, SINOMACH Changlin, Ensign Heavy The category and quantity of energy-powered construction machinery has shown explosive growth; in addition, at the end of October, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China issued a letter stating that it will jointly issue and implement the Action Plan for Promoting the Electricity of Public Vehicles to accelerate the promotion of electric construction machinery. Let people in the industry call 2020 the “first year of electrification of construction machinery.”
On December 30, 2020, Sany Group launched the world’s first fuel cell mixer truck
In addition, forklifts, heavy trucks, and mixer trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells have also appeared in front of the world. It is not difficult to see that, in addition to the widespread application of 5G and intelligent manufacturing in the field of construction machinery, the research and development of new energy products has always been a topic that domestic construction machinery companies continue to explore.
For enterprises, optimizing the industrial structure and energy structure, and promoting the mass production of new energy power products are undoubtedly a powerful layout that fits the national development strategy, and it is also the direction that the current domestic construction machinery field should focus on; for users, although Iterative updates are facing an increase in replacement costs. However, with the continuous improvement of new energy related supporting facilities, operating costs will be greatly reduced, which may be a great opportunity for transformation and efficiency.
Both construction machinery companies and individual users must keep up with the pace of the country, seize the early development dividends, and contribute construction machinery to the goal of achieving the country’s carbon peak by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060.