Aurelia Turbines sells 20 turbines to Taiwan - gas turbines can use hydrogen as a fuel
Jhuo Sih International of Taiwan has ordered 20 gas turbines from Aurelia Turbines of Lappeenranta. Aurelia was able to sell the turbines because they will also be able to use hydrogen as a fuel in the future. Some of Jhuo Sih's customers intend to switch to hydrogen as a fuel for the turbines. Aurelia's turbines are modular and designed to run on a wide range of fuels, from conventional liquid and gaseous fuels to hydrogen, biogas, biodiesel, flare gas and even synthetic and recovered gases.
"Some of the turbines will be manufactured entirely in Lappeenranta and some in Taiwan, with Aurelia supplying the main parts to the local integrator and the remaining parts being local," says Janne Pottonen, CFO of Aurelia Turbines.
Taiwan has set a target to reach zero emissions by 2050 at the latest by using hydrogen as fuel. Using Aurelia's turbines, companies can first use other fuels, then gradually increase the share of hydrogen as hydrogen availability improves, and finally switch to using pure hydrogen as fuel. The first Aurelia A400 turbine unit was delivered earlier this year to Taiwan to burn synthetic gas, a fuel produced by gasification of municipal waste.
Aurelia's small gas turbine assemblies produce 400 kWe of power and an electricity efficiency of over 40%. The turbine design is a patented double-rotor, inter-cooled and recuperated (IRG2) gas turbine cycle. Aurelia's technology can be used for a wide range of applications. For example, it is suitable for commercial and industrial end-users who need both electricity and heat in their process, as well as for those who need steam and/or cooling. The Finnish company's cutting-edge technology was originally developed in cooperation with the LUT University of Lappeenranta.