Decarbonizing Power Generation: the Hydrogen-fuelled Gas Turbine

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Technical lecture
20 November 2018 18:00 - 20:00
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Title: Developments in Hydrogen Fired Gas Turbines

Speaker: Michael Welch, Siemens

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To meet the 2050 CO2 emission reduction goals, simply switching from coal-fired power generation to natural gas is not sufficient. Deeper decarbonization is required, and using hydrogen as a fuel is one of potential pathways to achieve these goals. In this lecture, we will examine the role gas turbines can play in a future power system dominated by renewable energy sources, how by using hydrogen as a fuel, they can help provide zero carbon energy and where this hydrogen may come from. While combusting hydrogen-rich fuels in gas turbines is not new, the lecture will also discuss the challenges faced in combusting hydrogen, especially with regards to NOx emissions, and other economic and technical issues to be resolved if a hydrogen-based economy is to became a reality.


Mike Welch is Industry Marketing Manager for Siemens Industrial Gas Turbines Ltd. Based in Lincoln, U.K. Mike has over 25 years’ experience in Engineering, Sales and Business Development for Gas Turbines in power generation applications. Mike is an IET Member with an Electrical Engineering degree.


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