Hydrogen Engine Generator Just Ready for In-home Overview

Hydrogen Engine Generator Just Ready for In-home Overview

– After trial urge to examine system functions, review begins with hydrogen this fiscal 365 days
– Evaluates combustion balance of 500kW-clas 6-cylinder hydrogen engine and safe operation of generator residence

TOKYO, May perhaps additionally 29, 2024 – (JCN Newswire) – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (MHIET), a little bit of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) Neighborhood, has been working on commercialization of hydrogen combustion engines as a key product to support MHI Neighborhood’s MISSION NET ZERO declaration that objectives to form derive zero emissions by 2040.

In 2021, MHIET established applied sciences to form stable combustion of 100% hydrogen in a single cylinder engine of 170mm cylinder bore and 220mm piston stroke developed from its GSR engine series thru testing at Japan’s Nationwide Institute of Evolved Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).

Because the next circulation against commercialization, construction of a 6-cylinder hydrogen engine generator residence(Note1) of 500kW-class output and of a hydrogen supply facility for supplying high-rigidity hydrogen gas delivered on trailers to the generator residence below diminished rigidity has been done. Starting with a trial urge the utilization of Japan’s metropolis gas, MHIET objectives to verify stable combustion at 100% load while operating on hydrogen within this fiscal 365 days.

As a little bit of this series of tests, a thorough review of the newly-developed hydrogen engine will happen, including combustion balance, performance, and reliability. Brooding about the characteristics of hydrogen(Note2), an review of the protection and other performance required for a generator residence will also be performed. The spend of inexperienced hydrogen (produced the utilization of electrical energy derived from renewable energy with out a CO2 emissions) is deliberate for the tests.

By basing the total pattern course of, from compose to review, at a single premise, it is a long way doubtless to fleet put in force enhancements that the review discovers. MHIET objectives to urge the approach for commercialization and is focusing on FY2026.

Reciprocating engines maintain a irregular structure allowing them to burn a differ of fuels. Hydrogen engines are concept a couple of promising technology for the Vitality Transition that is focusing on carbon neutrality. In explicit, generator objects that spend a hydrogen engine can thereby make a contribution to the carbon neutrality of dispensed power programs on legend of they emit zero CO2 while assembly power needs. Thru demonstration tests, MHIET endeavors to support form a carbon just society by increasing the utilization of hydrogen.

1A residence of tools required to generate electrical energy the utilization of a hydrogen engine, including a generator mounted on the engine’s output shaft, auxiliary tools (piping programs for gas gas, lubricating oil, cooling water, intake and use gas, and a generator regulate panel) required to characteristic the generator residence, and enclosures that home and offer protection to the generator and auxiliary tools.2Compared to natural gas, hydrogen is highly combustible and may perhaps ignite with an energy similar to static electrical energy and with a noteworthy wider combustion differ. Furthermore, for the explanation that molecules are small and leaky, hydrogen engine generator objects require strict security measures equivalent to redundant leak prevention, leak detection, a safe halt of the integral system, and ventilation to defend faraway from gas accumulation.Previous Releases of MHIET’s Hydrogen Engine Development1. Stable Combustion of 100% Hydrogen on a Single Cylinder Engine

MHIET Conducts Combustion Test for Hydrogen Engine with Pure Hydrogen — Joint Project with AIST to Diagram Stable Combustion of 100% Hydrogen Fuel for a Carbon-free, Hydrogen Economy


Tested a single cylinder engine (cylinder bore 170mm, piston stroke 220mm) modified from a MHIET 4-stroke gas engine GSR series supplied in 6-to-16 cylinders at Japan’s Nationwide Institute of Evolved Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). In a joint be taught mission with AIST, stable combustion of 100% hydrogen gas became as soon as performed.

2. Test Operation of Metropolis Gasoline and Hydrogen Duel-gas on Commercial Gasoline Engine for Cogeneration System

Efficiently Conduct Test Operation of Metropolis Gasoline and Hydrogen Blended-gas Combustion in a Commercial Gasoline Engine for a Cogeneration System — Rated operation at 35% hydrogen mixed gas burning ratio a first in Japan


Toho Gasoline and MHIET succeeded in rated operation at 35 vol% hydrogen mixed gas in a test urge, the first in Japan. The test became as soon as performed at Toho Gasoline Technical Research Institute in Tokai, Aichi Prefecture, the utilization of 1 in all MHIET’s existing gas engines.

3. Achieves Stable Combustion of as a lot as 50 vol% Hydrogen for five.75MW Gasoline Engine Cogeneration System

MHIET Achieves Stable Combustion of as a lot as 50 vol% Hydrogen on Single Cylinder Test Engine


The utilization of a KU series gas engine (3.65~5.75MW), a mannequin effectively-proven in a differ of industries, a single cylinder engine developed in step with a 5.75MW cogeneration system became as soon as tested. With the target of reducing CO2 emissions, stable combustion with as a lot as 50 vol% hydrogen admixtures at an output similar to its rating became as soon as verified.

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