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In A First, Researchers Develop Gas Turbine Powered By Pure Hydrogen

By District Energy posted 06-29-2022 09:22




Researchers at the University of Stavanger in Norway have announced that they have developed a method for using pure hydrogen as fuel in a gas turbine.

The researchers at the university have been working on developing a method for using pure hydrogen as fuel in the gas turbine, installed at a micro gas plant of the university, in a bid to produce electricity with zero CO2 emissions.

The University of Stavanger operates a micro gas plant in south-west Norway. The gas turbine at the plant produces both heat and electricity. It also supplies hot water for heating the laboratory buildings in the immediate area, the University said in a release.

In addition, surplus energy is supplied to power provider Lyse's district heating and electricity grids.

In mid-May 2022, an important milestone was reached when the researchers started running the turbine on 100 percent hydrogen.

"We have set a world record in hydrogen combustion in micro gas turbines. No one has been able to produce at this level before," said Professor Mohsen Assadi, who leads the research.

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