Long Ridge Energy terminal’s 485 MW combined-cycle power plant in Hannibal, Ohio is to run on carbon-free hydrogen under new plans.

In collaboration with New Fortress Energy (NFE) and GE, Long Ridge intends to begin providing carbon-free power to customers as early as 2021, by blending hydrogen in the gas stream and transitioning the plant to be capable of burning 100 percent green hydrogen “over the next decade”.

From November 2021, commercial operations will begin to enable the plant to utilise a GE 7HA.02 combustion turbine, which can burn between 15 – 20 percent hydrogen by volume in the gas stream initially, with the capability to transition to 100 percent hydrogen over time.

Long Ridge has engaged Black & Veatch to assist with developing plans for the plant’s integration for hydrogen blending “and to ensure safe and reliable industrial practices”.

Scott Strazik, CEO of GE Gas Power, said: “We look forward to applying more than 80 years of experience to help Long Ridge achieve its goal of providing reliable, affordable, and lower-carbon power to its customers.”

He added: “We are thrilled to work with the Long Ridge and New Fortress Energy teams on this […] GE HA-powered project that will drive a cleaner energy future by utilising hydrogen to ultimately produce carbon-free power.”

To support a green hydrogen transition, Long Ridge is teaming with NFE’s new division, Zero, which is focused on investing in and deploying emerging hydrogen production technologies to meet zero emissions targets. NFE’s Zero division will support Long Ridge’s carbon-free power transition as it scales up novel technologies that can produce low-cost hydrogen.

For more information visit www.longridgeenergy.com

19th October 2020