MANKATO, Minnesota., October 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Rolls-Royce continues to develop its portfolio of mtu gas engines for power generation and cogeneration to run on hydrogen as a fuel and thereby enable a climate neutral energy supply. Already today, generator sets powered by mtu 500 series and 4000 series gas engines can run on a gas mixture of 10 percent hydrogen. From 2022, operation with a hydrogen content of 25% will be possible. “After intensive testing on test benches and pilot plants at customer sites in 2022, Rolls-Royce will continuously market new mtu 500 and 4000 series gas engines from 2023 for use with up to 100% of hydrogen, and on a design-to-order conversion basis. kits to enable gas engines already installed in the field to run on 100% hydrogen, ”said Perry kuiper, President Sustainable Power Solutions at Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
Hydrogen power plants support the energy transition
“Decarbonizing electricity production requires reliable, flexible, but also climate-neutral power plants to supplement the fluctuating production of wind and sun. We assume that natural gas will initially be the primary fuel in the development of the hydrogen ecosystem, but we see hydrogen as technically and economically possible. That is why we continue to develop our gas engines for use with green hydrogen – whether as a 10 or 25 percent or 100 percent blend, ”says Andreas Görtz, Vice President Power Generation at Rolls-Royce Power Systems.
Rolls-Royce strengthens its expertise for the H2 ecosystem
In addition, fuel cells powered by 100% green hydrogen can play an important role in future energy supply in combination with renewable energies. At its headquarters in Friedrichshafen, Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems division has installed a 250 kilowatt fuel cell demonstrator, which will be used to test and demonstrate future CO2-free energy systems to customers. The entire hydrogen ecosystem, including supply, conversion, test bench and future production infrastructure, is also mapped in the company’s factories, thereby strengthening expertise.
Rolls-Royce focuses its climate protection program Net Zero at Power Systems on new technologies and fuels
With its “Net Zero at Power Systems” climate protection program, Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems division has set itself the goal of saving 35% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to 2019 thanks to new technologies. This short-term goal plays an important role in the Rolls-Royce Group’s ambition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 at the latest. In addition to new technologies, a key element in achieving these goals is the certification of major mtu engine products to operate on sustainable EN 15940 fuels such as electric diesel and second generation biofuels as of 2023.
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About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc
- Rolls-Royce is the pioneer of the power that matters to connect, power and protect society. We are committed to achieving zero net greenhouse gas emissions in our operations by 2030. We joined the United Nations Race to Zero campaign in 2020 and we are committed to ensuring that our new products will be compatible with net zero operation by 2030, and all products will be net zero compatible by 2050.
- Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in the south Germany and employs approximately 9,000 people. The product portfolio includes high speed engines and mtu brand propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defense vehicles and for the oil and gas industry as well as diesel systems and gas and battery containers for critical missions, emergency and continuous electricity, combined heat and power generation and micro-grids.
- Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, including more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces and navies, and more than 5,000 energy and nuclear customers.
- The underlying annual turnover was £ 11.76 billion in 2020 and we have invested £ 1.25 billion in research and development. We also support a global network of 28 University Technology Centers, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
- Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is a publicly traded company (LSE: RR., ADR: RYCEY, LEI: 213800EC7997ZBLZJH69).
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