Hanwha wins hydrogen co-firing gas turbine remodeling project in the US

Hanwha Impact, a Hanwha Solutions company, reported that it has won a hydrogen co-firing gas turbine refurbishment project in the United States.

By 2022, a 40 percent hydrogen co-firing rate will be used to natural gas turbines in commercial operation for the first time in the world.

A hydrogen co-firing rate of 40% is applied to one 172MW class gas turbine in the Linden Cogeneration hydrogen co-firing gas turbine refurbishment project in the United States.

It’s also worth mentioning the nitrogen oxide treatment method used in this sequence. The technology to remediate nitrogen oxide, an environmental contaminant that generates fine dust, smog, and acid rain, is critical.

By lowering nitrogen oxide output to 9ppm or below while using hydrogen co-firing, Hanwha’s newest technology, Flame Sheet, satisfies with domestic air environment requirements.

This project allows for the utilization of by-product gas from a neighboring oil refinery as a source of energy. When burnt, by-product gas leaks contaminants into the environment, which has become an issue.

By-product gas, on the other hand, was used as a fuel in this project, resulting in much cheaper fuel expenditures and decreased pollutant emissions. While addressing the issue of pollution, the cost of fuel was reduced.

In the event of natural calamities such as hurricanes, Triple Fuel technology is also used.

Hanwha Impact is working on a demonstration project that would cut carbon emissions by up to 20% or more by using a hydrogen co-firing rate of up to 55%.

By deploying hydrogen co-fired power generation to the first gas turbine of Korea Western Power’s West Incheon Power Generation Headquarters in 2023, the business intends to cut 16 million tons of carbon dioxide per year.