First successful demonstration with 100% green H2

During a public event held at the HYFLEXPOWER demonstrator in Saillat-sur-Vienne on 12 October 2023, the consortium announced the world’s first successful demonstration of an integrated industrial power-to-hydrogen-to-power solution with 100% green H2 for carbon-free electricity generation. The event was attended by more than 50 stakeholders from industry, academia and policy making.

In 2022, an initial series of tests enabled the industrial gas turbine to operate with a 30 % 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. Our SGT-400 turbine, when fully operating on 100% green hydrogen, will save the planet from up to 65,000 tons of CO2 emissions,” stated Ertan Yilmaz of Siemens Energy, HYFLEXPOWER Coordinator.


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