A British energy start-up, has developed a technology with the potential to turn loss-making gas-fired power stations back to profit and greatly reduce their environmental impact, making them once more commercially viable for operators and a realistic contributor to national power generation strategies. Co-fired with natural gas, the hydrogen will dramatically reduce both operating costs and carbon emissions for power stations. The process creates hydrogen and oxygen, using conventional energy sources, with an efficiency not seen before and in sufficient volumes to replace up to 20% of the natural gas needed to fuel a power-generating gas turbine. Since 2013, VN-HPG has been developing a hydrogen production process, using patented Electro Hydrogen Generator technology. The Electro Hydrogen Generator (EHG) uses a unique combination of centrifugal force, magnetic force and conventional electrolysis. When combined, these produce a more efficient level of hydrogen generation. The hydrogen is then compressed and stored onsite, for future use, or fed directly to the gas turbine and co-fired with natural gas.
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