Capstone progresses with microturbine hydrogen testing

Capstone progresses with microturbine hydrogen testing

Clean gas turbine manufacturer Capstone Turbine has collaborated with the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory to develop a hydrogen operable microturbine product.

Based in California, the company tested the product at Argonne which showed that a blend of up to 70% hydrogen to natural gas can be successfully operated in an off-the-shelf Capstone microturbine, before the addition of specialised hardware or software.

“The initial goal of the testing is to establish the capabilities of our current off-the-shelf production systems,” said Don Ayers, Capstone Turbine’s Senior Director for Engineering and Quality.

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