Hydrogen | Future Fuel for Gas Engines
Hydrogen is a fuel which is well suited as an existing and future fuel for gas engines, either directly or blended with other gases. As a zero-carbon emission energy source, “green” hydrogen can be used as a fuel in gas engines to generate electricity, heat and cooling.
INNIO Jenbacher “Ready for H2” Portfolio
As a key enabler and an integral part of the net-zero energy transition, INNIO Jenbacher launched their “Ready for H2” engine portfolio. Jenbacher Type-4 gas engines are now available as “Ready for H2” engines, able to operate on up to 100% hydrogen
As of 2022, all other INNIO Jenbacher gas engines will be offered with a “Ready for H2” option, capable of running with up to 25% volume of hydrogen in pipeline gas and being able to be readily converted from natural gas to 100% hydrogen operation. Combined heat and power plants can be adapted in future to meet the changing gas supply meaning, investments can be made safely for new or existing facilities.
View more details on the “Ready for H2” portfolio here
CHP is Ready For Hydrogen
New and existing gas engines can operate on Hydrogen.
Supporting Net-Zero Transition
Hydrogen is a future fuel for the gas grid
Hydrogen Energy Storage
Hydrogen can be stored physically as either a gas or a liquid
Hydrogen is classified into “green hydrogen” (a renewable gas) that produced via the electrolysis of water using surplus renewable electricity, or “blue hydrogen” that produced via steam reforming of methane whether that be derived from natural gas or renewable biomethane. Many plans link steam reforming to carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS).
Hydrogen can readily be used in gas engines, either directly but more commonly blended with other gases. These can include methane (CH4) whether that be from natural gas or renewable biomethane.
Hydrogen is also commonly produced as a blend with other gases as furnace gas produced in furnaces during the production of iron, ferrochrome and other metals.
Hydrogen can be a component of syngas, produced during the gasification of organic materials.
Electrolyser to Gas Engine
Supply / EPC Options
Hydrogen and Net-Zero FAQs
Regular FAQ we receive from customers on the topic of hydrogen and decarbonisation projects answered. View videos here
Hydrogen and Net-Zero Webinars
Learn about Hydrogen as an engine fuel for gas engines and the future energy mix from a range of webinars. View videos here
Hydrogen Blending Example
Controlled blending of H2 into CH4 up to 40% in Argentina
Engine categorisation B
Source: INNIO Jenbacher 2021
Latest Hydrogen News and Case Studies
Clarke Energy will be exhibiting at the 3rd UK CCUS & Hydrogen Decarbonisation Summit: Implementation in Birmingham on 4-5 May.
Combined heat and power (CHP) systems remain an essential part of the green recovery’ and the journey to net-zero carbon emissions.
Clarke Energy acted as principal contractors, to design, construct and maintain a bespoke hydrogen ready, gas fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant.
Any Further Questions on Hydrogen?
If you have any technical questions about your hydrogen project or would like to speak to a sales advisor.