Natural Gas Engine Development in China
Guanxi Yuchai Machinery Company developing natural gas-powered engines for multi-purose use
China Yuchai International Limited sayst its subsidiary Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (GYMCL) is developing natural gas-powered engines. The new engines will complement GYMCL's line of diesel engines used in large buses, trucks, power generators and marine engines.
The gas-powered engines are being developed in response to government policies encouraging energy conservation and emissions reduction. China's 12th Five-Year Plan targets natural gas to make up 8.3% of the country's energy mix by 2015, which represents three times the gas consumption of 2008.