Kawasaki Green Gas Engine Goes to Automotive Manufacturer

Aug. 02, 2011

Tokyo, August 2, 2011 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has received an order for its Green Gas Engine from engineering firm, Ene-Vision Co., Ltd. The engine will be installed by Ene-Vision at Central Motor Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, for use at its Miyagi plant.


The Green Gas Engine boasts an output of 7,800 kW of electricity and the world's highest power-generating efficiency at 49.0%. Kawasaki will supply Ene-Vision with a gas engine power generator, electrical and control systems, as well as auxiliary equipment.


Central Motor's Miyagi plant is the Toyota Group’s newest facility. Built to serve as a key production base in northeastern Japan, the plant will employ a gas engine cogeneration system to fulfill its power needs and enhance its energy efficiency. Awarded a grant from the Toshi-gas Shinko Center for the promotion of gas cogeneration systems, Central Motor will use the Green Gas Engine to supply electricity and steam exclusively to its Miyagi plant. The Cogeneration plant is scheduled to go on line in January 2012.


Kawasaki is taking its energy and environmental business to new heights as it moves forward to deliver clean and efficient energy solutions like its gas engine-driven power generation systems that are leaving behind a smaller environmental footprint than ever.





Number of cylinders



7,800 kW

Generation efficiency


NOx emissions

Less than 200 ppm (at 0% O2)