10 firms, including Hanwha Impact, Hanwha Power Systems, Suneson Unitech, and Seongil Turbine, inked a “hydrogen co-fired power generating demonstration technology collaboration agreement,” according to a report from Korea Western Power.
A power production technique called hydrogen co-fired power generation employs hydrogen fuel to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
The current power infrastructure may be utilized without modification, lowering investment costs, while some of the existing gas turbines are turned into eco-friendly energy sources.
The contracted businesses take part in the demonstration project for co-fired hydrogen power generation run by Korea Western Power and Hanwha Impact.
These businesses support the manufacturing of key components for gas turbines that burn hydrogen in addition to air, as well as the localization of tools and supplies.
In order to showcase the hydrogen fuel ratio at 50%, Korea Western Power intends to convert an existing 80 megawatt (MW) gas turbine used at the Pyeongtaek Combined Cycle Power Plant into a hydrogen gas turbine.
Following that, the hydrogen co-firing technology will be developed and used in active power plants.
“The contracted firms will lead the worldwide market with independent technology by building a virtuous cycle success model of new technology development, technological demonstration, and commercialization,” a representative of Korea Western Power stated.