We are proud to support our customers in their sustainability and climate journey.
Our teams are developing some of Caterpillar’s most fuel-efficient, lower carbon-emitting products. We began offering generator sets configured to use 100% hydrogen and automated fleets of mining machinery. Already, these solutions are improving safety, productivity and sustainability, with many product and service solutions still in development.
Here are a few of the products and collaborations we announced in 2021 to help our customers meet their bold business and sustainability goals and our 2030 sustainability goal for new products with sustainability benefits.
Our customers’ needs align with our own goal for 100% of new Caterpillar products to be more sustainable than the previous generation. Specifically, products that meet one or more of these four criteria:
That goal requires a relentless focus on product innovation, shared by a diverse team of driven and experienced Caterpillar employees.
Nouveau Monde Graphite announced their plans to build the world’s first zero-emissions, open-pit mine in Canada. It’s a transformative project we’re supporting as the exclusive supplier of all-electric mining fleet.
We’re also supporting customers BHP and Rio Tinto in their goals to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. BHP will have the opportunity for first access to Caterpillar zero-emissions trucks at various development stages, and hands on learning opportunities to ensure successful deployment at their sites. For Rio Tinto, the opportunity to purchase the world’s first operational deployment of approximately 35 new Caterpillar 793 zero-emissions autonomous haul trucks once development is complete.
For our customer Newmont, we entered into a strategic alliance which will deliver a fully connected, automated, zero carbon emitting end-to-end mining system. The agreement includes the rapid deployment of an all-electric autonomous haulage fleet to support their operations on two continents. And we’re also developing our first battery electric zero exhaust emissions underground truck, which will complete our fully electric underground load and haul solution.
We are providing companies and communities around the world with innovative, sustainable solutions. In Sweden, Microsoft is progressing toward its carbon-negative goal with new data centers powered by 100% renewable energy. Yet, in case of maintenance or a grid outage, they need sustainable standby power. Enter our Cat C175-20 and C18 generator sets, which run on locally refined Preem Evolution Diesel Plus — the world’s first eco-labeled liquid fuel, which contains over 50% renewable raw materials.
In Rwanda, methane gas at the bottom of Lake Kivu posed a serious risk of rising to the surface and triggering a gas explosion. In response, we partnered with local private and public officials to deliver 19 MWM branded gas generator sets that are transforming the methane gas-water mixture into a sustainable energy resource. The power plant supported by the generator sets will go live in 2022.
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