Ammonia-Fueled Combustion Turbine
Space Propulsion Group has started a program to evaluate ammonia as an alternative fuel for gas turbine systems for use in power generation applications. Existing gas turbine systems can be converted to burn ammonia instead of liquid fuels or natural gas.
To facilitate the use of distributed and stranded renewable energy sources, ammonia generation offers a means of energy storage. For distributed energy generation, ammonia can be generated with excess energy during peak operating periods. The ammonia can then be burned during off-peak periods in a micro turbine to generate heat and electricity for onsite applications. For stranded energy sources, ammonia can be produced and shipped to centralized power generation facilities avoiding the need for electric grid access.
NH3 Fuel Conference Papers
2012: Fuel Conditioning System for Ammonia-Fired Power Plants [PDF]
2011: Selection of NH3 for Combustion Turbine Use [PDF]
Space Propulsion Group, Clean Energy Power Generation
Space Propulsion Group, Sunnyvale, CA, US
Contact: Arif Karabeyoglu, 408-541-1481
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