Using only domestic technology, South Korea Power Generation has begun to develop hydrogen combustion technology for massive gas turbines.
In order to advance the “development and demonstration project of eco-friendly gas turbine hydrogen combustion technology based on domestic technology,” Nambu Power Generation announced on the 29th that it recently signed a business agreement with ten specialized organizations in the domestic gas turbine field.
Participants included Hanul Aviation Machinery, Samwon ENG, Gangneungwonju University, Seoul National University, Nambu Power Generation, Doosan Energy, E1, Incheon University, Inha University, and Hongik University.
These organizations want to further the research and development of clean hydrogen-based mixed combustion of liquefied natural gas (LNG) power production gas turbines in the future. It will collaborate with “green hydrogen production,” “hydrogen combustion technology development,” and “demonstration operation using gas turbines in commercial operation,” to name a few. It will also jointly participate in the government’s project for the development and demonstration of hydrogen combustion technology for large-scale (150MW) gas turbines.
According to calculations from Nambu Power Generation, adding around 50% more hydrogen to gas turbines that burn LNG will cut carbon emissions by about 23% compared to the current technology. As a result, one by one, the LNG power plants already in service will be converted to hydrogen turbines once this technology’s development is complete.
Southern Power Generation will play a significant part in constructing the hydrogen industry value chain from green hydrogen production to power generation with 100% domestic technology, according to President Lee Seung-woo.