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Cricket Valley Energy Centre to decarbonise its New York power plant with hydrogen

Cricket Valley Energy Centre to decarbonise its New York power plant with hydrogen

Cricket Valley Energy Centre (CVEC) wants to convert its New York-based carbon cycle power plant to a 100% hydrogen fuel capable plant as part of an effort to reduce its carbon emissions.

The company on Thursday (July 15) said it had inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GE for the effort which is planned to begin in late 2022.

As an initial step of the conversion, the duo will demonstrate the feasibility of converting the natural gas-fuelled facility to utilise hydrogen.

If the initial step proves a success, the project will then see one of three GE 7F.05 gas turbines currently operating at CVEC run on 5% hydrogen blended with natural gas for several weeks.

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