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INNIO to build first 100% hydrogen engine power plant in Asia Pacific

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Hyosung Heavy Industries has chosen INNIO Jenbacher’s ‘Ready for Hydrogen’ engine technology for the first 100 percent hydrogen-fueled pilot power plant project in APAC.

The prototype hydrogen power plant will be developed in the Hyosung Chemical Yongyeon Plant in Ulsan, South Korea, and will establish a precedent by becoming the region’s first 100% hydrogen power plant. It will be powered by hydrogen generated as a byproduct at the chemical plant and supplied to an industrial gas business. The project is anticipated to start commercial operations in the third quarter of 2022 and finish the demonstration by the end of the year.

“By embracing the global energy transition, Hyosung is seeking to improve its influence on climate change.” We’ve teamed up with INNIO to help us cut carbon emissions while also looking at commercial and long-term potential connected to our hydrogen byproduct production.”

“INNIO’s approach is built on hydrogen becoming a driver of the energy transition since it is ideally positioned to build a low- to zero-carbon energy industry,” says the company. INNIO created its ‘Ready for Hydrogen’ portfolio in response to client demand for sustainable solutions, such as establishing hydrogen-based power generation at Hyosung. INNIO’s president and CEO, Olaf Berlien, said, “We are happy to be their hydrogen engine technology partner of choice and to create the first 100 percent hydrogen power plant in APAC.” “We will maintain our persistent emphasis on delivering INNIO technology and services that will assist our clients in achieving carbon neutrality.”

“By embracing the global energy transition, Hyosung is seeking to improve its influence on climate change.” “We’ve partnered with INNIO to help our efforts to decrease carbon emissions while also investigating commercial and long-term potential connected to our hydrogen byproduct production,” said Park Jeong-Ha, Hyosung’s General Manager. “We have established the target of lowering emissions and energy consumption while boosting energy efficiency in our climate change response initiatives.” INNIO Jenbacher supplies the cost-effective and time-tested technology that enables us to achieve this aim.”

INNIO is planning for a secure, cheap, and climate-neutral energy future for everyone as a shaper of a low-carbon economy. The pilot power plant, which will use INNIO Jenbacher technology, will be the second 1-MW power plant that can run entirely on hydrogen. Since the first Jenbacher 150-kilowatt pilot engine ran on 100 percent hydrogen at a demonstration facility in northern Germany more than 20 years ago, INNIO has been a hydrogen pioneer.

In 2020, following a series of subsequent demonstration projects, INNIO and HanseWerk Natur showed the world’s first hydrogen engine on an INNIO Jenbacher engine, employing varying hydrogen and natural gas combinations up to 100% hydrogen. INNIO has recently reached a new milestone in its efforts to assist in the energy transition by collaborating with Hyosung.

Arnes Biogradlija
Creative Content Director at EnergyNews.Biz

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