Micro Gas Turbine Operation with Kerosene and Ammonia

Norihiko Iki*, Osamu Kurata, Takayuki Matsunuma, Takahiro Inoue, Masato Suzuki, Taku Tsujimura and Hirohide Furutani
Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute (FREA), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

11th Annual NH3 Fuel Conference, September 22, 2014


A demonstration test with the aim to show the potential of ammonia-fired power plant is planned using a micro gas turbine. 50kW class turbine system firing kerosene is selected as a base model. A standard combustor is replaced with a prototype combustor which enables a bi-fuel supply of kerosene and ammonia gas. Diffusion combustion is employed to the prototype combustor due to its flame stability. Demonstration test of co-firing of kerosene and ammonia gas was achieved to check the functionality of the each component of the micro gas turbine. The gas turbine started firing kerosene and increased its electric power output. After achievement of stable power output, ammonia gas was started to be supplied and its flow rate increased gradually. Over 25kW power generation was achieved by supplying about 10% heat from ammonia gas in HHV.


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Fukushima Renewable Energy Institute, AIST
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