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Stable high hydrogen low NOx combustion in full scale gas turbine combustor at high firing temperatures

Objective

Nowadays, the increasing awareness of the need to decarbonise the economy has put pressure on the power generation sector to reduce their share CO2 emissions. In this context, gas turbines are the most robust, mature, and cost-effective technology especially for large-scale power generation. A convenient approach to decarbonise the fuel of gas turbines is to mix natural gas with increasingly amounts of hydrogen. As such, it becomes essential although challenging for gas turbines to operate any mixture of natural gas and hydrogen. HELIOS will develop the needed technology for hydrogen combustion as a retrofit solution based on the FlameSheet™ combustor. Essential for this approach is a sound fundamental understanding of hydrogen combustion, combined with advanced numerical modelling techniques and measurement techniques of hydrogen combustion in a full-size combustor. This is essential to boost the required technological developments for utilization of hydrogen-enriched natural gas with the FlameSheet™ combustor. The HELIOS project will start at the gas-turbine testing using the FlameSheet™ combustor at well-defined lab conditions (TRL 4) and will reach realistic conditions in a relevant environment (TRL 6) by the end of the project. Besides the technical developments, HELIOS will stimulate the emergence of an immense innovative ecosystem and create a fertile ground for future up-take of this technology at larger scale. This becomes more and more relevant since GTs are one of the few options to generate high amounts of energy that are needed to compensate a grid that heavily relies on Renewable Energy Sources (RES) due to fluctuating wind and solar electricity supply. This HELIOS concept has the potential to contribute significantly to solving substantial challenges that Europe faces while pursuing to make its energy system smart, clean, flexible, secure, cost competitive and efficient.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 523 312,00
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Netherlands

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Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,50

Participants (6)

THOMASSEN ENERGY B.V.
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 272 750,00
Address
Havelandseweg 8d
6991 GS Rheden

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
OPRA ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 148 000,00
Address
Haaksbergerstraat 71
7554 PA Hengelo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

OPRA TURBINES INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 21 375,00
Address
Haaksbergerstraat 71
7554 Hengelo

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Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
CENTRO COMBUSTIONE AMBIENTE SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 450 750,00
Address
Via Milano Km 1600
70023 Gioia Del Colle

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Region
Sud Puglia Bari
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 019 625,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 548 375,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00