Following its first commercial success, Groundbreaking trials at Technion Laboratories Confirm TurboGen TG40’s Hydrogen Combustion Capabilities

Following its first commercial success, Groundbreaking trials at Technion Laboratories Confirm TurboGen TG40's Hydrogen Combustion Capabilities
TurboGen TG40.

Petah Tikva, Israel – May 27th, 2024 – TurboGen (TASE: TURB), a leading developer of multi-fuel hybrid micro-turbines, is thrilled to announce that following the successful deployment of its first commercial installation, a series of groundbreaking tests conducted at the Technion Institute of Technology have provided scientific validation of the company’s TG40 system’s ability to operate efficiently and with high performance on hydrogen-methane fuel blends.

The trials, conducted under the supervision of a research team led by Professor Beni Chukurel from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Technion, demonstrated excellent operational stability of the TG40’s combustor across a range of fuel mixtures, from 100% methane (natural gas) to a 50% methane-50% hydrogen blend. These impressive results were achieved thanks to the innovative Rich Quench Lean (RQL) combustor design, with no signs of flashback, premature auto-ignition, or durability issues. Moreover, a significant reduction in carbon monoxide (CO) emission levels was observed as the hydrogen concentration in the fuel blend increased.

These promising test results are following the positive report, CFD (Computer Fluid Dynamics), performed by SWRI. The successful completion of these trials, following the initial commercial success of the TG40 system, reinforces TurboGen’s position as a leader in the development of advanced micro-turbine technology for distributed power generation.

Based on the test results and the success of its first commercial installation, TurboGen anticipates that the TG40 system will offer its customers an efficient, reliable, and environmentally friendly solution for distributed power generation, leveraging the environmental benefits of hydrogen as a green energy source.

Prof. Joseph Lefkowitz and Prof. Beni Cukurel from the Aerospace Engineering Department of Technion-IIT, noted: “The experiments conducted in the Turbomachinery and Heat Transfer Laboratory indicate that the combustor of Turbogen’s TG40 system can operate efficiently and with low emissions in a broad range of hydrogen-methane mixtures, owing to its innovative design. This is a significant advancement in the path towards a more widespread use of hydrogen as a clean fuel in distributed power generation systems.”

The company will continue to develop its technology and expand collaborations with leading research institutions like the Technion to promote the use of renewable energy and contribute to the reduction of harmful emissions.

TurboGen believes that the demand for hydrogen-powered micro-turbine systems is expected to grow significantly in the coming years, driven by the global trend towards a low-carbon energy production and the increasing demand for clean energy solutions. The company sees a significant business opportunity in this market and will leverage its unique technological expertise and proven commercial success to capture a substantial market share.

About TurboGen:

TurboGen is a leading developer of multi-fuel hybrid micro-turbines for distributed power generation. The company’s innovative technology enables efficient, reliable, and environmentally friendly power generation, with a focus on utilizing renewable energy sources such as hydrogen. TurboGen collaborates with leading research institutions worldwide to advance its technology and contribute to the global transition to a sustainable energy future.

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