Mar 16, 2010 | Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) is conducting research into clean combustion processes for future hydrogen-fired gas turbines. The gas, which is obtained from renewable resources and has four times the energy content of natural gas, could be used in these turbines to generate electricity. The Siemens researchers are working with the Russian National Research Nuclear University (MePhl) to identify combustion processes that produce the lowest possible amounts of nitrogen oxides. They are also attempting to use new methods to keep the flame, which compared to natural gas flames is extremely hot, as small as possible to protect the turbine blading against the temperatures.
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