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Low Emission Gas Turbine Technology for Hydrogen-rich Syngas

Low Emission Gas Turbine Technology for Hydrogen-rich Syngas

Objective

The overall objective of this project is to provide and demonstrate technical solutions which will allow the use of state-of-the-art highly efficient, reliable gas turbines in the next generation of IGCC plants, suitable for combusting undiluted hydrogen-rich syngas derived from a pre-combustion CO2 capture process, with high fuel flexibility. The recognised challenge is to operate a stable and controllable gas turbine on hydrogen-rich syngas with emissions and process parameters similar to current state-of-the-art natural gas turbine engines. This objective will have severe implications on the combustion technology, hot gas path materials, the aerodynamic performance of turbomachinery components, and the system as a whole. The project will address these issues in Subprojects: SP1: Combustion; SP2: Materials; SP3: Turbomachinery and SP4: System analysis. In addition, the project will also look into gas turbine fuel flexibility, which will be demonstrated in order to allow the burning of back-up fuels, such as natural gas, without adversely affecting the reliability and availability. This is an important operational requirement to ensure optimum use of the gas turbine. The H2-IGCC project – coordinated by the European Turbine Network - gathers the whole value chain of gas turbine power plant technology, including Original Equipment Manufacturers, GT users/operators and research institutes with diverse key expertise needed to fulfil the objectives. Successful dissemination and implementation of the results will open up the market for IGCC with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), as it will improve the commercial competitiveness of IGCC technology. In particular, the integrated approach used in the project will enhance confidence and significantly reduce deployment times for the new technologies and concepts developed in this project. The vision is that this will allow for the deployment of high efficiency gas turbines in competitive IGCC plants with CCS technology by 2020.

Coordinator

European Turbine Network a.i.s.b.l

Address

Rue Saint George 30
1050 Brussels

Belgium

Activity type

Other

Administrative Contact

Christer Bjorkqvist (Mr.)

Participants (24)

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PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT

Switzerland

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

ANSALDO ENERGIA SPA

Italy

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AERONAUTIQUE ASBL - CENAERO

Belgium

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ENERGETICO - RSE SPA

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE

Italy

THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

United Kingdom

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

BELGISCH LABORATORIUM VAN DE ELEKTRICITEITSINDUSTRIE LABORELEC CVBA

Belgium

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

FLAME SPRAY HUNGARY FEMIPARI SZOLGALTATO ES KERESKEDELMI KFT

Hungary

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

ENEL PRODUZIONE SPA

Italy

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITETET I STAVANGER

Norway

NUON POWER GENERATION B.V.

Netherlands

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA

Italy

UNIPER TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

United Kingdom

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY

Ireland

CITY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 239349

  • Start date

    1 November 2009

  • End date

    30 April 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 17 191 878

  • EU contribution

    € 11 279 696,80

Coordinated by:

European Turbine Network a.i.s.b.l

Belgium