- Hydrogen power generation advance toward commercial viability
Hydrogen power generation advance toward commercial viability
Hydrogen—atomic element number 1.
It’s the first element we learn about as students.
It forms water, which is essential for life on Earth, the planet of water.
It is abundant throughout the universe.
It is light, diffuses rapidly, and burns.
“Burning” forms the foundation of civilization, because it is a source of energy.
Energy is essential to our daily lives, and meeting the world’s increasing needs, while reducing CO2 emissions, is a critical issue of our times.
We have arrived at a watershed in the history of energy with the diversification of energy sources such as renewables and the impact of their evolution on the best energy mix, and the revolution in smart grid electricity distribution.
Hydrogen is a clean energy source that does not emit CO2 upon combustion.
The accelerated introduction of IT, continued economic development in emerging nations, and a forecast for increased demand, plus reliable technology for control of the highly flammable element, make hydrogen power generation—clean and abundant—a viable alternative.
Competition among developers of the technology is taking place around the world, where engineers are solving a host of issues.
At this site, we will focus on hydrogen power generation and how it relates to the future of energy.
March 16, 2019
A project is underway in the Netherlands where they are planning to transform their large thermal generation into a 100% hydrogen – fired power generation plant by 2024. MHPS who is driving the practical application of large-scale hydrogen gas turbine, is taking part in this project. The hydrogen generation technology is part of the growth strategy for Japan.
So why does the world have their sights set on hydrogen energy?
Let’s take a look at the potential of hydrogen, chosen to reflect the value of the times.
April 26, 2018
With the realization of a mass production-type fuel cell vehicle, a society powered by hydrogen is evolving from dream to reality. Today, with the aim of achieving 100% hydrogen combustion gas turbine power generation, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has developed a “master plan,” or a realistic roadmap for the medium and long term.
We spoke with a developer on the front lines of hydrogen gas turbine development, one of the core technologies behind the viability of hydrogen as an abundant source of energy.