EthosEnergy and Politecnico di Torino Partner to Develop Hydrogen Technology for Next Generation Turbine Conversion
Turin, Italy – EthosEnergy and Politecnico di Torino have signed a partnership agreement for the research and development of technology to allow for the conversion of 40 MW size gas turbines to accept a hydrogen blend of more than 40%, therefore reducing CO2 (greenhouse gas) emissions.
The venture, focused on contributing to the energy transition and ultimately support in meeting key sustainability strategies and targets, is the next phase in a long relationship between the two organizations. Collaborations have always targeted the life-time extension of existing assets to optimize their operating capability, minimize their environmental impact and maximize economic benefit.
Fabrizio Fabbri, Executive Vice President Eastern Hemisphere at EthosEnergy said, “As the energy industry spotlight increasingly focuses on hydrogen, it is more crucial than ever that we forge strong partnerships to collaborate on technology that will allow us to meet ambitious targets. EthosEnergy is committed to making energy sustainable, affordable, and available for everyone, everywhere.
“Our developments in hydrogen technology alongside the next generation of engineers marks our first tangible steps in our hydrogen future.”
Prof. Stefano Corgnati, Vice-Rector of Politecnico for research, said, “The partnership with EthosEnergy allows us to contribute to the energy transition building a greener environment by using the well-established experience of Politecnico di Torino in the design of innovative components using state-of-the-art techniques.
“The long-term cooperation with such an important industry player in the gas turbine field also ensures the training of next-generation engineers and researchers that will face the demanding challenges of the increasingly complex energy field.”
The joint project between EthosEnergy and Politecnico di Torino will focus on three phases:
Phase 1 – development and validation of a predictive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model for NG-H2 blend combustion
Phase 2 – simulation of the combustion process for NG-H2 blends
Phase 3 – detection of design roadblocks and modification proposals for multi-frame burner designs