To achieve full 100% hydrogen tests, Proenergy will begin with a 30% hydrogen mix followed by an increase to 50%.
In doing so, the company will be capable of analysing in depth the requirements and working conditions of each stage of hydrogen mixes and see how it would operate in real life working conditions.
As well as this, the tests will help maximise hydrogen blends within LM6000 units and also will guide the company’s research and development strategy moving forward.
The facility has its own 60MW load bank system which facilitates full speed, full load testing outside grid restrictions and across the range of the LM6000 capability.
Jeff Canon, CEO of Proenergy, said, “Our upgraded string-test facility initiates the next evolution of the LM6000 platform.
“By testing these engines with blended and, eventually, green hydrogen fuel, we will broaden the applications of this technology and strengthen its value within a low-carbon economy.”
Making hydrogen happen
This March, H2 View will explore A Climate for Action and Investment in Europe in an immersive virtual event that features some of the leading stakeholders and influencers in hydrogen, including a Women in Green Hydrogen panel.
Confirmed speakers include the Hydrogen Europe, Clean Hydrogen Partnership, FiveT Hydrogen, Airbus, Nel, BMW, Michelin and more.
Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.
To book your ticket for €79, click here.