Certarus supports world’s largest hydrogen-powered gas turbine test in Smyrna

Certarus has transported hydrogen securely for the largest hydrogen-powered generation test in the world.

Mitsubishi Power Americas and Georgia Power have selected Certarus to provide and control hydrogen pressure in order to power a large-scale, sophisticated combined cycle gas turbine at Plant McDonough-Atkinson in Smyrna, Georgia.

The test is the highest recorded hydrogen blend flow rate for a natural gas-fired advanced class gas turbine to date and was done as part of Georgia Power’s commitment to construct the energy grid of the future and reduce carbon emissions from its power production fleet.

Almost the course of four days, the mobile energy distribution platform from Certarus supplied over 4,000 kg of hydrogen for a 20% hydrogen, 80% natural gas fuel blend to assist testing and monitoring for one of six gas turbines at the site. During the test, the hydrogen fuel blend delivered sufficient power to support full turbine capacity while emitting less carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide than natural gas alone.

“Hydrogen has the potential to help industrial operators and utility providers improve operational efficiency, significantly reduce carbon emissions, and achieve their net-zero goals,” said Richard Cheng, Certarus’ Vice President, Hydrogen. “Our on-road energy distribution platform is perfectly suited to safely transport hydrogen fuel across North America to support the acceleration of hydrogen adoption across industrial sectors.”