Linden Cogeneration has completed the commissioning of its hydrogen blending initiative, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from power and steam generation.

Linden Cogen is a 972 MW natural gas-fired cogeneration plant located in Linden, New Jersey. The facility, which began operating in 1992, has six gas turbines and three steam turbines.

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With modifications that include PSM’s FlameSheet system, Linden Cogen is now taking refinery off gas containing hydrogen produced by the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery and blending it with natural gas to fuel the unit 6 gas turbine.

“Actual reductions will be based on how much hydrogen is used at any given time of plant operation, but the joint project is expected to reduce overall CO2 emissions by approximately 10% of annual CO2 emissions from the unit 6, while staying within the gas turbine’s stringent NOx emission requirements,” said Todd Kerschbaum, Chief Technical Officer for JERA Americas.

Linden Cogen is owned by JERA Americas (50%), EGCO (28%), DBJ (12%), GS-Platform Partners (10%).

Power and steam produced from the plant is supplied for industrial use under long-term contracts, while most of the electricity is sold into the New York Independent System Operator and PJM power markets.

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