Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas
New Jersey’s Linden Cogeneration Facility Focuses on Hydrogen Blending
New Jersey’s Linden Cogeneration Facility has just fired up an extraordinary hydrogen blending project. The project enables the facility’s unit 6 gas turbine to run on a blend of natural gas and hydrogen-rich off-gas from the adjacent Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery.
Linden Cogen is a significant player, with a capacity of around 800 MW sold into one of the most congested and capacity-constrained power markets in the U.S. Now, its Unit 6, with a capacity of 172 MW, has become a pioneer in the transition to greener energy.
Unit 6’s gas turbine underwent modifications as part of the project, with a retrofit incorporating PSM’s FlameSheet combustion system. This system leverages patented fuel-air mixing concepts and provides up to a 30% gas turbine operating load range increase. What’s more, it maintains impressively low NOx and CO emissions.
This project is anticipated to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 10% of annual emissions from Unit 6, improving both refinery and cogeneration operational efficiency.
This is just the beginning. The EGCO Group, part-owner of the facility, plans to use learnings from this project in its other plants around the world as the technology improves. What a great step forward for the energy transition.