The clean energy transition poses a significant challenge with inherent risks for investors and energy users. We aim to provide not only a clean energy system but also cost-effective solutions with minimal investment and operational costs while also ensuring high energy security and resilience.
FT Microturbines are lower-cost alternatives to existing microturbines and fuel cell technologies.
FT Microturbines overcome the primary limitation of existing microturbine systems which have high development and manufacturing costs due to their complex power electronic components and specialised maintenance requirement. Fuel Cells are generally more expensive than microturbines and have slower transient responses to changes in load demand, requiring high-purity hydrogen, which also impacts operational costs.
Our innovative gearbox design, integrating well-proven and mass-produced off-the-shelf components, aims to enhance cost-efficiency, reducing upfront costs by 30-40% during the pre-production phase. This eliminates the current barrier to widespread adoption of microturbines and even offers a lower-cost alternative to diesel generators at commercial scale-up.
The clean energy transition poses a significant risk for investors and energy users. In Florestan, we aim to provide not only a clean energy system but also energy security and resilience to minimize the occurrence of energy system disruptions.
During the initial stage of green hydrogen commercialisation, the hydrogen market will fluctuate in terms of availability and price. During this phase, Fuel Cells will be limited to niche applications and non-critical power generation. Hydrogen Fuel Cells cannot operate with other fuels and require high-purity Hydrogen. This limitation not only affects operational costs but also poses a high risk of energy disruption and high investment risk.
FT Microturbines are designed to run on 100% Green Hydrogen as well as other fuels and their blends, a necessary feature to provide a seamless transition to clean energy while ensuring energy security and resilience.
FT Microturbines offer a low financial and operational risk solution for existing Diesel Generator users to gradually adopt net-zero emissions technology.
FT Microturbines are designed from the core with a focus on the user experience, providing an intuitive user interface and a modular architecture.
FT Microturbines incorporate off-the-shelf alternators, offering a familiar and widely compatible 3-phase, synchronous electric output for existing residential, commercial, and industrial applications.
For Diesel Generator users, switching to FT Microturbines will provide a seamless experience requiring minimal training and cost for their existing personnel, with the additional benefit of a state-of-the-art microcontroller-based monitoring and control system for real-time operability and predictive maintenance.
FT Microturbines are smaller and lighter than existing microturbines and fuel cells, with sizes and weights 3-4 times smaller compared to diesel generators.
Compared to Battery Energy Storage Systems, the energy in microturbine systems is stored in chemical form, either in hydrogen or other renewable and fossil fuels, which have orders of magnitude higher energy density than batteries.
FT Microturbines have superior design advantages over other existing technologies, making them suitable for clean distributed energy and remote generation.
Multipurpose Gearbox Design and Off-the-shelf Components:
FT Microturbines are adaptable, modular, and easy to interface with commercial off-the-shelf components, ensuring high reliability and low cost.
FT has developed a series of design codes and patents to provide custom gearbox solutions for a wide range of applications, including aerospace, propulsion, and gas and liquid compression for industry and Defence.
Advanced User Interface and Communication Port:
FT systems feature intuitive and user-friendly controls, with cross-platform interfaces that run on Android, iOS, and Windows. This enables easy operation and control, whether directly or remotely.
Our Digital Twin and Energy Intelligence tools can help anticipate system failures before they happen and help deal with the complexity of the future clean energy market.
Compact Physical Dimensions:
FT Microturbines have a compact design and are light-weight, allowing them to fit into tight spaces such as rooftop buildings and remote locations.
Easy Transport and Installation: FT systems are modular and pre-packaged units that can be easily transported and installed on-site. They do not require extensive civil works or infrastructure, saving time and money.
Scalable: FT's design, modelling and development capabilities cover a wide range of microturbine power systems, ranging from 1 kW to 250 kW. Currently, two versions have been developed: CTG (3 kW) and MTS (80 kW). FT systems can operate in stand-alone mode or in grid mode.
FT's Microcontroller System, with built-in internet connectivity, allows smart grid configuration with an unlimited number of interconnected FT Generators to meet power demands of 10MW or more. When combined with centralized Energy Intelligence capability, it enables larger-scale optimisation and lifecycle management, grid-level performance enhancement, and overall reliability improvement.
The multifuel capability of FT Microturbines will facilitate the transition to clean hydrogen fuel. FT Microturbines are small, efficient, and flexible power generators that can operate on a variety of fuels, including natural gas, propane, diesel, biofuels and hydrogen. By having the capability to run on multiple fuels, FT will provide a platform for transition to clean hydrogen fuel by allowing for the gradual integration of hydrogen into the existing fuel resources. This helps maintain grid stability and enables harmonious collaboration with other renewable energy sources such as wind turbines and solar panels.
Another advantage of the FT Power System over fuel cells or diesel generators is its capability to be used in trigeneration applications using hydrogen. This significantly enhances energy system efficiency while achieving net-zero emissions.
FT Power Systems will incorporate advanced measurement and digital processing systems to offer real-time performance analysis, delivering comprehensive energy information on efficiency and predictive energy balance. This leads to a more stable and reliable grid.