First successful demonstration with 100% green H2

Oct 25, 2023 | News, Press Release

HYFLEXPOWER celebrates successful operation of a gas turbine with 100% green H2

On October 12, 2023, at a public event hosted at the HYFLEXPOWER demonstrator site in Saillat-sur-Vienne, France, the HYFLEXPOWER consortium unveiled a ground-breaking achievement – the world’s first successful demonstration of a fully integrated industrial power-to-hydrogen-to-power solution, powered entirely by green hydrogen, leading to carbon-neutral electricity production. More than 50 stakeholders from various sectors, including industry, academia, and policymaking, were attending, witnessing this pivotal moment.

Since the project began in 2019, the project partners have worked tirelessly toward this goal. In 2022, an initial series of tests enabled the industrial gas turbine to operate with a 30 percent hydrogen content, mixed with natural gas. Now the power-to-hydrogen-to-power demonstrator has proven that state-of-the-art turbines with dry low emissions technology can be fuelled with up to 100% hydrogen as well as with natural gas and any blends in between.

“Our multinational teams have demonstrated incredible resilience and dedication, working tirelessly over the last four years to upgrade the plant at the Smurfit Kappa site that can store renewable energy and use it on demand. Together, we have made history by successfully demonstrating an industrial gas turbine powered by 100% green hydrogen. This achievement proves that a fully decarbonized, flexible, and reliable energy industry is not only possible but achievable. It also opens a world of possibilities for the energy industry of the future,” stated Ertan Yilmaz of Siemens Energy, HYFLEXPOWER Coordinator.

Leveraging the potential demonstrated by the HYFLEXPOWER prototype, the goal is now to extend its operation to industrial heat production and additional operational modes. It is also planned to explore ways of scaling up and commercializing decarbonized electricity generation.

Link to the official Siemens Energy press release: https://www.siemens-energy.com/global/en/home/press-releases/hyflexpower-consortium-successfully-operates-a-gas-turbine-with-.html

© The HYFLEXPOWER project

HYFLEXPOWER is a collaborative project consisting of Siemens Energy, ENGIE via its subsidiary ENGIE Solutions, Centrax, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Lund University, the University Duisburg-Essen, the University College London, the National Technical University of Athens and ARTTIC. ARTTIC Innovation together with its sister company ARTTIC SAS supports the Coordinator Siemens Energy in the administrative and financial project management and is responsible for the project’s communication and dissemination activities.

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HYFLEXPOWER has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 innovation and research program under grant agreement n°884229.

More information available at www.hyflexpower.eu.

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