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CAPSTONE GREEN ENERGY PARTNERS WITH POWERTAP ON STRATEGIC LICENSING AND MANUFACTURING AGREEMENT
Monday, November 29, 2021
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VAN NUYS, Calf. -- Capstone Green Energy Corp. has entered into a strategic licensing and manufacturing agreement with PowerTap Hydrogen Capital Corp.

Aiming at becoming an industry leader in on-site hydrogen production and fueling, PowerTap has developed and patented a compact Steam Methane Reforming (SMR) technology to create on-site hydrogen production versus traditional methods. As a result of the new strategic agreement, Capstone Green Energy will manufacture the small footprint product for use in fueling stations and as part of its distributed energy, low emission microgrid solutions. The PowerTap product turns natural gas, including renewable natural gas (RNG), into on-site hydrogen and intends to leverage an innovative carbon capture system.

"In August 2020, PowerTap acquired the intellectual property portfolio of Hydrogen Fuel Technology", stated PowerTap Senior Advisor David Bray. "More recently, PowerTap has partnered with the Andretti Group, a family of automotive product and service companies, in order to leverage the group's vast network and dedication to excellent on-site operations. PowerTap will work hand-in-hand with the Andretti Group at the site level to drive an exciting customer experience with hydrogen fueling. The new partnership with Capstone will further those ambitions," added Mr. Bray.

The Capstone Green Energy strategic licensing and manufacturing agreement will enhance PowerTap's product development efforts and facilitate the manufacturing of their commercial hydrogen production and fueling products.

"The PowerTap third generation, on-site blue hydrogen production, and dispensing system is a unique solution that will drive the deployment of needed hydrogen infrastructure in the U.S. and abroad," said Raghu Kilambi, Chief Executive Officer of PowerTap Hydrogen Capital Corp. "We selected Capstone Green Energy for their proven product development, certification, and manufacturing expertise. The strategic licensing and manufacturing agreement with Capstone Green Energy will facilitate the manufacturing and commercialization of our hydrogen production and fueling products," added Mr. Kilambi.

The agreement is a part of the broader strategic plan for Capstone Green Energy as it supports the company's ongoing product development goals for energy efficiency and microgrid applications using hydrogen and hydrogen blends. This initiative started many years ago with the patent of a hydrogen fuel injector, which has resulted in Capstone's recent successful lab testing of 100% hydrogen microturbine energy systems. Capstone Green Energy's development of hydrogen solutions is accelerating, driven by momentum in the hydrogen economy that is advancing a broad range of technologies as well as longer-term infrastructure planning.

"We continue to expand our presence within the ever-changing energy landscape through our complementary network partners and technologies that enable Capstone Green Energy's customers to achieve their carbon reduction goals at a realistic cost," said Capstone Green Energy President and Chief Executive Officer, Darren Jamison. "Capstone Green Energy looked at several hydrogen products and hydrogen conversion technologies. We selected PowerTap because their innovative product is designed to eliminate the significant cost and complication of delivered hydrogen and secure a dedicated on-site hydrogen supply for our hydrogen-fueled microturbine systems," added Jamison.

"As a distributed energy and energy as a service (EaaS) solution provider, the Capstone Green Energy products can be located adjacent to a hydrogen generation source, such as PowerTap's innovative offering, reducing the efficiency losses and costs that come with converting and transporting hydrogen," stated Capstone Green Energy Chief Revenue Officer, Jim Crouse. "Combined with proposed hydrogen production and efficiency investment tax credits, the Capstone on-site solution becomes a cost-competitive, quick-to-market, best-value option enabling customers to reduce or even eliminate their carbon emissions greatly."

Crouse concluded, "Today, hydrogen is believed by many to be the holy grail of carbon-free baseload power and distributed generation. As we improve our ability to produce hydrogen economically on site, hydrogen-fueled combined heat and power (H-CHP) and highly resilient microgrids have the ability to revolutionize the energy industry."

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EGA & GE TO DEVELOP ROADMAP TO DECARBONISE GE GAS TURBINES, INCLUDING BY SWITCHING TO HYDROGEN
Sunday, November 28, 2021
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EGA'S Bin Kalban (right) and GE's Anis at EGA in Jebel Ali

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EGA'S Bin Kalban (right) and GE's Anis at EGA in Jebel Ali

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ABU DHABI UAE -- Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) outside oil and gas, and GE Gas Power are to develop a roadmap to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the operation of EGA’s existing GE natural gas turbines by exploring hydrogen as a fuel, as well as carbon capture, utilization and storage solutions.

A memorandum of understanding was signed by Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer of EGA, and Joseph Anis, President & CEO of GE Gas Power Europe, Middle East and Africa.

EGA has 33 GE natural gas turbines at Jebel Ali and Al Taweelah, with a total power generation capacity of 5,200 megawatts. Electricity generation accounts for a significant proportion of EGA’s total greenhouse gas emissions.

The MoU between EGA and GE is in line with the ambitions of the UAE Government’s Hydrogen Leadership Roadmap, unveiled earlier this month in Glasgow during COP26. The roadmap will include the development of a strategy to support low-carbon industries to contribute towards the achievement of the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative.

Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, the UAE's Minister of Climate Change and the Environment, said: “Decarbonising industries is a major pillar of the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, therefore EGA’s plan to switch to hydrogen fuel and expand the use of carbon capture, utilization and storage solutions supports our net-zero drive. With its efforts to reduce the emission intensity of its operations, EGA is a role model in environmental sustainability for the UAE’s industrial companies.”

The MoU is the first GE Gas Power has entered globally to help explore potential solutions to lower the carbon footprint of power generation operations in the aluminum sector. EGA and GE intend to set up a joint steering committee to create and drive the decarbonization roadmap forward.

Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer of EGA, said: “Aluminium has an important role to play in the development of a more sustainable society, and it also matters how sustainably aluminum is made. Aluminum smelting is energy-intensive and generating the electricity required accounts for more than half the global aluminum industry’s greenhouse gas emissions. This work with GE will enable us to determine how we can reduce the carbon intensity of our power generation over the years ahead including by switching to hydrogen, and is an important step in our journey to ensure EGA’s aluminum can play its full part in helping the world tackle the generational challenge of climate change. It will also contribute to the achievement of the UAE’s Hydrogen Leadership Roadmap.”

The decarbonization roadmap will include the following areas:

Hydrogen: Explore options for replacing natural gas with hydrogen and hydrogen-blended fuels for combustion in EGA’s GE turbines

Carbon capture, utilization and storage: Explore the potential to integrate this technology into EGA’s power plants and implement the necessary changes required to the auxiliary and balance of plant systems

Joseph Anis, President & CEO of GE Gas Power Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “GE has been honored to support EGA by providing advanced power generation solutions for over 40 years and we are delighted to collaborate with them to accelerate their transition to a cleaner energy future. Using hydrogen as a fuel and adopting carbon capture, utilization and storage solutions could not only enable EGA to lower the carbon emissions from its electricity production, but also help to continue providing firm power on demand, supplying the reliable energy required to support their operations and growth. The initiative can serve as a model to emulate across various energy-intensive industries that require dependable, low carbon power generation capacity.”

EGA is the world’s biggest ‘premium’ aluminum producer and the company’s metal is the largest made-in-the-UAE export after oil and gas.

EGA has captive power plants at both Jebel Ali and Al Taweelah to meet its electricity needs, and is the biggest electricity generator in the UAE after the Dubai and Abu Dhabi utilities.

The MoU is a continuation of the companies’ joint efforts to enhance the sustainability of EGA’s operations. In 2017, EGA announced a reduction in its NOx emissions by 16 percent based on full yearly running hours, the equivalent of removing 450,000 cars from the UAE’s roads. The 100-day project was part of the Government Accelerators Program and the largest contribution to the reduction came from the installation of GE’s water injection skid to a GE 9B gas turbine at EGA’s Jebel Ali power plant.

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BAE SYSTEMS LAUNCHES NEXT-GEN POWER AND PROPULSION SYSTEM TO HELP MARINE OPERATORS REACH ZERO EMISSI
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
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BAE Systems' HybriGen Power and Propulsion system

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BAE Systems' HybriGen Power and Propulsion system

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ENDICOTT, N.Y. -- BAE Systems has launched its next-generation power and propulsion system for the marine market. The HybriGen Power and Propulsion system is a flexible solution to help operators reach zero emissions - improving electrical efficiency and vessel range, increasing propulsion power, and simplifying installation.

The HybriGen Power and Propulsion system uses smaller and lighter components for vessels, building on the company’s 25 years of experience in electric propulsion systems. Its modular accessory power system (MAPS) and modular power control system (MPCS) allow for a scalable, tailor-made solution to fit the specific power and propulsion requirements of a range of vessels, from sailboats and tugs to passenger ferries.

Work on the HybriGen Power and Propulsion System will be conducted at the company’s facility in Endicott, N.Y.

Source:  www.baesystems.com/US

 

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