Rolls-Royce to offer 100% hydrogen solutions by 2023


Rolls-Royce is expanding its mtu gas engine range for power generation and cogeneration to include hydrogen as a fuel, allowing for a carbon-neutral energy source.

Gensets powered by mtu Series 500 and Series 4000 gas engines may already run with a ten percent hydrogen gas blend. Starting in 2022, operations with a 25% hydrogen concentration will be achievable.

Furthermore, in conjunction with renewable energies, fuel cells fueled by 100 percent green hydrogen can play a significant part in future energy supply. Rolls-Power Royce’s Solutions business has erected a 250-kilowatt fuel cell demonstration at its Friedrichshafen headquarters, which will be used to test and demonstrate future CO2-free energy systems to clients. The whole hydrogen ecosystem is being mapped at the company’s own factories, including the infrastructure for supply, conversion, test benches, and future production, in order to build up knowledge.

Rolls-Power Royce’s Systems business has set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent by 2030 compared to 2019 utilizing innovative technologies as part of its climate protection initiative “Net Zero at Power Systems.” This short-term goal is critical to the Rolls-Royce Group’s long-term goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 at the latest. In addition to new technology, certification of major mtu engine products to operate on sustainable EN 15940 fuels such as e-diesel and second-generation biofuels as early as 2023 is a critical component in meeting these goals.

Arnes Biogradlija
Creative Content Director at EnergyNews.Biz

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