It takes a unique gas turbine configuration to use syngas for reliable power generation. GE engineers have a deep understanding of syngas properties gained from 20 years' experience and more than two million hours of GE turbines operating on low BTU fuels, including syngas.
Syngas, or synthesis gas, is a mixture of hydrogen (H) and carbon monoxide (CO) produced from carbon based fuels (coal, refinery residuals, biomass) through the gasification process.
When a pre-combustion carbon capture process is used, the syngas can become hydrogen-rich. Specialized technology is needed to handle the high flame speed and combustion instability of hydrogen fuels.
- GE's syngas capable turbines handle hydrogen fuels with a diffusion flame-based system called Multi Nozzle Quiet Combustor, or MNQC.
- GE's portfolio of syngas capable turbines includes units for both 50 Hz and 60 Hz regions.
- When used in integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) configurations, our technology can deliver output ranges from 70-880 MW, depending on fuel and site specifications.