(BUSINESS WIRE)– Graforce, Germany’s leading provider of carbon-neutral hydrogen plants, and Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe GmbH (‘Kawasaki’), a European gas turbine and thermal power generation company, announce their collaboration on heat and power generation. With zero carbon emissions. The innovative joint venture combines methane electrolysis (plasmalysis) technology from Graforce with a hydrogen turbine from Kawasaki. The first customer projects for a carbon-free heat and power generation solution are still in progress.
Hydrogen turbines and methane electrolysis are important factors that will support the transition to zero carbon cogeneration independent of electric power.
“Our joint zero-emission plant represents a breakthrough in the decarbonization of fossil fuels and downstream industries,” said Dr. Jens Haneke, Chief Technology Officer of Graforce. He added: “This technology allows the generation of high carbon dioxide-free heat by hydrogen, and ‘carbon black’ (a substance that results from the incomplete combustion of products containing hydrocarbons) is used as a raw material in production, and best of all, the process is self-sufficient and does not It needs more electricity after it is launched. This, in turn, contributes to relieving pressure on the power grids.’
Removing carbon from industrial processes
The new plant will generate hydrogen from biomethane, natural gas, liquefied natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas using methane electrolysis technology. The hydrocarbons would still be the primary source, but instead of burning them, the high-frequency plasma split the hydrocarbons into carbon dioxide-free hydrogen and carbon black.
The hydrogen is converted to electrical energy in the Kawasaki hydrogen gas turbine and reused to produce hydrogen in the plasma electrolyzer. The high-temperature carbon dioxide-free exhaust gas produced by the hydrogen gas turbine can be used in production processes in various industries. Businesses that previously produced high heat using natural gas can significantly increase their overall operating efficiency and reduce gas costs and especially electric energy costs.
Carbon black is used as a synthetic raw material for industrial production. In this way, carbon dioxide can be sequestered in the long term in steel, cement or soil reinforcement. For industries that require high temperatures and large quantities of carbon black for production, this process pays twice as much, in terms of climate protection and cost savings.
In addition to industry, a hydrogen-based thermal cogeneration plant can be used for CO2-free heating in surrounding urban areas.--
It should be noted that the two technologies won the German Gas Industry Innovation Award between 2020 and 2022.-
About Kawasaki Gas Turbines, LLC
The German company is wholly owned by Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. It aims to provide generator sets for natural gas and hydrogen gas turbines to improve energy efficiency in various industries and contribute to preserving the environment around the world.
About ‘Graforce’ Limited Liability
Germany’s Graforce is the leader in hydrogen technologies. It develops and manufactures stations based on “Power to X” technologies (i.e. taking surplus renewable electricity from wind, solar energy or water and converting it into other energy carriers “X” to store energy for later use and compensate for energy fluctuations) to decarbonize energy production sectors from fuel Fossil, industrial sectors, heat, transportation and construction sectors. The company is currently expanding its strategic partnerships with financial and strategic investors to expand the deployment of its hydrogen technologies at a rapid pace around the world.
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