Converting High Hydrogen Fuel to Electricity

Converting High Hydrogen Fuel to Electricity

Some of Solar Turbines’ customers have been operating on coke oven gas (COG) with greater than 50% hydrogen to generate power and steam over the past 10 years. Solar’s combustion technology made use of the waste gas and turned it into sustainable energy, while reducing CO2 emissions in China’s coal and steel industries

Solar’s Taurus 60 and Titan 130 gas turbine fleets, consisting of 46 units, have exceeded 1 million operating hours running on high hydrogen fuel in China. Our gas turbines successfully convert this fuel into clean sustainable power.

Shanxi Liheng Steel Co., Ltd. (Liheng Steel), a Solar customer, uses four Titan 130 gas turbines to burn high hydrogen fuel to produce electricity, and uses exhaust heat from the turbines to produce steam. As a result, Liheng’s 55 megawatt CHP system has avoided CO2 emissions of approximately 301,000 metric tons per year, compared with conventional energy sources and industry practices. This is equivalent to removing 55,000 passenger cars from the roads per year.

The company is one of the first companies in China to receive a Certificate of Avoided GHG Emissions from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Combined Heat and Power Partnership for its achievement in reducing carbon emissions with its combined heat and power (CHP) system.

Solar’s experience with high hydrogen fuel will guide our customers to a more sustainable, decarbonized world.