Mitsubishi to establish Takasago Hydrogen Park in Japan

Besides hydrogen production and storage equipment, it will also work on commercialising a hydrogen gas turbine in 2025.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced today (14th February) to test technology from hydrogen production to power generation at Takasago Works.

It plans to gradually expand related equipment and commercialise products that are 30% co-firing with large gas turbines and 100% devoted to small and medium-sized gas turbines in 2025.

The Takasago Hydrogen Park will be constructed adjacent to the demonstration facility complex cycle power plant on the plant’s premises. It is planned that by 2023 it will start the test and demonstration operation of hydrogen production and storage and hydrogen combustion technology in gas turbines.

In addition to adopting a water electrolyser, the hydrogen production facility will sequentially test and demonstrate next-generation hydrogen production technology, such as the production of turquoise hydrogen by thermally decomposing methane into hydrogen and solid carbon.

Takasago Seisakusho has built a comprehensive system covering development to verification and verification, and the combustor, which is a key component of water gas turbines, is developed at the development base (general research institute), designed, and manufactured at the manufacturing plant.

It has built a system to verify at the actual machine level in the production and demonstration equipment of the actual machine. In its gas turbine development, verification tests of each element are carried out at the basic design stage, the results are reflected in the detailed design, and finally, the verification using the actual machine is performed.

It will be connected to the local power grid for the long-term demonstration of the next-generation high-efficiency large-scale gas turbine JAC (J-series Air-Cooled), which achieved a high temperature of 1,650° C at the gas turbine inlet temperature for the first time in the world.

It is conducting long-term reliability verification of newly developed technology while operating the same as an actual power plant. This facility is unique in the world and started a long-term demonstration operation on 1st July 2020 as a state-of-the-art gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation facility with an output of 566,000 kW.

For commercialisation in 2025, it will verify 30% hydrogen co-firing power generation using the JAC type. In addition, 100% hydrogen combustion in small and medium-sized gas turbines will also demonstrate hydrogen combustion in H-25 type gas turbines.

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: 02081237815
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