Mitsubishi Power to Establish Hydrogen Power Demonstration Facility “Takasago Hydrogen Park” at Takasago Machinery Works

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Internal structure for the systematic validation of the hydrogen value chain, from production to power generation

  • Hydrogen generation and storage equipment will be added to the existing validation facility to support the commercialization of hydrogen gas turbines by 2025.

  • Product reliability should be improved through regular demonstration testing at in-house facilities, with validation using large-frame JAC-class turbines and small to medium-sized H-25-class turbines.

  • Gas turbine emissions must be reduced to zero carbon while maintaining low NOx levels.

TOKYO, February 22, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mitsubishi Power, a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), will establish a Takasago Hydrogen Park, the world’s first center for the validation of hydrogen-related technologies, from hydrogen production to electricity generation. The center will be located at MHI’s Takasago Machinery Works gas turbine development and manufacturing facility in Hyogo Prefecture to support the commercialization of hydrogen gas turbines using hydrogen as fuel. The Takasago hydrogen park will be successively expanded and developed in the future. Mitsubishi Power has already announced its 30% hydrogen co-combustion for large frame gas turbines and will use Takasago Hydrogen Park to commercialize small and large frame gas turbines on the path to 100% combustion. hydrogen from 2025.

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Mitsubishi Power will establish a Takasago Hydrogen Park, the world’s first center for the validation of hydrogen-related technologies, from hydrogen production to power generation. (Credit: Mitsubishi Power)

The Takasago Hydrogen Park will be located adjacent to the T-Point 2 Combined Cycle Power Plant Validation Facility. Mitsubishi Power begins testing and demonstrating operations of technologies including the generation and storage of hydrogen hydrogen and gas turbine hydrogen supply, with the aim of beginning operations in fiscal year 2023. The hydrogen production facility uses a water electrolysis system, and Mitsubishi Power plans to carry out successive tests. and verification of other next-generation hydrogen production technologies such as hydrogen turquoise production by pyrolysis of methane into hydrogen and solid carbon, etc.

An integrated system for all aspects of hydrogen-related technologies, from development to demonstration and verification, will be established at Takasago Machinery Works. For the combustor, the key component of hydrogen gas turbines, Mitsubishi Power will create a workflow that includes development at the development center (Research and Innovation Center), design, production of a machine actual at the manufacturing plant and validation tests. to the demo installation. Mitsubishi Power’s gas turbine development process includes verification testing of all elements at the basic design stage, incorporating these results into the detailed design and finally validation using a machine. real. Completing this development cycle within the same factory will allow for faster and safer product development and release.

The T-Point 2 facility performs long-term reliability validation of newly developed technologies, including verification of next-generation JAC (air-cooled J-Series) large-frame gas turbines, high-efficiency systems that reached the world’s first turbine inlet temperature of 1,650°C, performing operations equivalent to an actual power plant while connected to the local power grid. This unique facility, unlike any other in the world, began long-term verification testing on July 1, 2020, as a state-of-the-art gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation facility. 566 megawatts (MW).

To support the commercialization of hydrogen gas turbines by 2025, verification of large gas turbines is underway at the T-Point 2 facility for power generation using a JAC class turbine initially starting at 30% hydrogen co-combustion and increasing hydrogen co-combustion over time. The 100% hydrogen ignition tests of the small and medium-sized turbines will be carried out using an H-25 class gas turbine.

As part of the energy transition strategy, the MHI Group is building a value chain for hydrogen, from production to use, including the integration and advancement of the existing energy structure and related technologies. to hydrogen. By further developing this approach and linking it to many different types of hydrogen-centric industries, MHI aims to establish a “hydrogen ecosystem” that will form the basis of a sustainable society and accelerate its commercialization through verification at Takasago Hydrogen Park.

About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group

The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) group is one of the world’s leading industrial groups, covering energy, logistics and infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defence.
MHI Group combines cutting-edge technology with deep experience to deliver innovative integrated solutions that help achieve a carbon-neutral world, improve quality of life and ensure a safer world.
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About Mitsubishi Power

Mitsubishi Power is a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). In more than 30 countries around the world, Mitsubishi Power designs, manufactures and services equipment and systems that promote decarbonization and ensure the supply of reliable energy around the world. Among its solutions are a wide range of gas turbines, including hydrogen gas turbines, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and air quality control systems (AQCS). Committed to providing exemplary service and working with customers to imagine the future of energy, Mitsubishi Power is also spearheading the development of the digital power plant through its suite of AI-powered TOMONI™ solutions. .
For more information, please visit https://power.mhi.com.

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