GE “Today, we have a 50% hydrogen capability for combustion in our largest baseload gas turbines” used for power generation, said Martin O’Neil, vice president at GE Gas Power.
The company’s objective, he explained, is to continue research and development in order “to advance the percentage of hydrogen combustion capability towards 100% by 2030,” he told a EURACTIV event earlier this month.
However, getting there would require a rapid scale up in the production of clean hydrogen, he added. And that will only be possible if multiple sources of low-carbon hydrogen are added to the mix, including so-called “blue hydrogen” where emissions are somehow captured and stored.
In July last year, the European Commission unveiled proposals to develop 100% clean hydrogen production from renewable electricity, with plans to install at least 6 gigawatts of electrolysers in the EU by 2025 and at least 40 gigawatts by 2030.
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