As the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, Komatsu has developed diesel-powered machines that are compatible with B20 fuel including excavators, bulldozers, wheel loaders, motor graders, dump trucks, etc.
With a view to achieving sustainability and reducing environmental impact, Komatsu is researching and exploring alternative fuels to reach the goal. Towards a step in this direction, Komatsu India has been participating in industry events and conferences and working closely with stakeholders, suppliers, customers, and government agencies to promote the use of alternate fuels in the industry.
Komatsu India works closely with leading oil companies to ensure that biofuels are available, accessible, and affordable for end-users, creating a sustainable grid of energy. Further, Komatsu Oil Wear Analysis (KOWA) supports Komatsu’s concerted efforts to check the quality of biofuel and recommend it to users.
Komatsu is targeting to be carbon-neutral by 2050 as part of its long-term environmental goals. The company has set a target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 30% by 2030 and by 80 per cent by 2050, compared to 2010 levels. Komatsu’s goal is to significantly reduce its environmental impact and become a leader in sustainable business practices.
The government-empowered GST Council’s vital decision to reduce tax rates on ethyl alcohol from 18 to 5 per cent is a major incentive to step up the movement for biofuel. This will also serve as a catalyst with more OEMs deciding to manufacture and supply mining fleet with bio-diesel compatibility to the Indian industry. The government’s thrust on accelerating the use of alternate fuel will complement this new initiative of Komatsu.
Komatsu understands the growing need of customers to become carbon neutral as part of their sustainability efforts. It offers multiple solutions to help customers reduce their carbon footprint, such as:
Additionally, the fleet management systems and data analytics tools used in Smart Construction help improve a project's overall sustainability by providing real-time information on fuel consumption and emissions, as well as machine performance and maintenance.
Komatsu also focuses on sustainable design principles to reduce the environmental impact throughout the product lifecycle, such as using eco-friendly materials and designing for recyclability.
Several strategies have been implemented by Komatsu to reduce CO2 emissions in its products. Some instances include:
By strengthening these initiatives, Komatsu hopes to contribute substantially to CO2 reduction in society, thereby achieving DANTOTSU value (a positive cycle of improving earnings and solving ESG issues through creating customer value).