First 100% hydrogen engine PP in Asia Pacific

23 November 2021

Hyosung Heavy Industries has selected INNIO Jenbacher ‘Ready for Hydrogen’ engine technology for the first pilot power plant project in the APAC region to be fuelled 100% by hydrogen. The plant will be built at the Hyosung Chemical Yongyeon Plant in Ulsan, South Korea. It will run on hydrogen produced as a by-product at the chemical plant, normally sold off to an industrial gas company. The project is expected to achieve commercial operation in 3Q 2022 and complete the demonstration by end–2022. 

“INNIO has based its strategy on hydrogen becoming a driver of the energy transition, as it is uniquely positioned to shape a low- through no-carbon energy sector” said Olaf Berlien, president and CEO of INNIO. 

INNIO is ‘preparing for a secure, affordable, and climate-neutral energy future for everyone.’ The pilot power plant will be its second in the 1 MW class that can be fuelled with 100% hydrogen. The first Jenbacher 150-kW pilot engine ran on 100 % hydrogen at a demonstration plant in northern Germany. Two decades later, in 2020, after a number of additional demonstration projects, INNIO and HanseWerk Natur demonstrated the world’s first hydrogen engine using various hydrogen and natural gas mixtures up to 100% hydrogen. 

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