FT Microturbines have a low volume and weight (less than one third of the volume and weight of conventional diesel generators) with cutting-edge control and diagnostic systems, that can run on a variety of fuels including natural gas and hydrogen. FT can provide clean and efficient electricity, plus heat and cooling 24/7, while also supporting the integration of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar within a Smart Grid optimisation scenario.
Hydrogen combined with FT Microturbines represents a key future technology for bridging the clean energy transition. This combination offers a clean and efficient way to generate power while also providing flexibility in terms of fuel sources. As renewable energy becomes more widespread and cost-effective hydrogen microturbines will become an increasingly important part of the energy mix.
The transition to clean energy will require significant changes in infrastructure, technology, and behaviour. Initially the availability of hydrogen distribution and refuelling stations will be limited. Florestan Technology Multifuel Capability can help to overcome the initial challenges and accelerate the adoption of hydrogen.
A critical advantage of the FT Microturbines is that they are capable of running on hydrogen fuel, however the very same microturbine units are capable of running on a variety of fuels (diesel, LPG, renewables) without any changes whatsoever to the turbine hardware or software.
FT Microturbines can adapt to the changing availability and price of hydrogen during the transition phase of hydrogen fuel becoming available. as they can use a blend of natural gas and hydrogen or switch to 100% hydrogen, thus helping to balance the grid by providing fast and flexible power when there is excess or shortage of renewable electricity. Our microturbines are the ideal solution for the challenges of the hydrogen economy and the renewable transition.
Wind and solar energy represent a very positive element of the net-zero energy solution, however relying solely on solar panels and wind turbines cannot fully solve the clean energy problem because they are subject to weather patterns and fluctuations in availability.
Batteries offer the potential to smooth out the fluctuations in power output from wind and solar systems by storing excess energy during periods of high output and discharging it during periods of low Output.
However, there are also several disadvantages to the use of batteries. Some of these disadvantages include:
1. Limited Capacity: Batteries have limited capacity, which means they can only store a certain amount of energy. This is a significant drawback when trying to store large amounts of energy for an extended period.
2. Degradation: The performance of batteries degrades over time, especially with frequent charging and discharging cycles.
3. Environmental Impact: The production and disposal of batteries has a significant detrimental impact on the environment.
4. High cost: Batteries are expensive. especially for high-capacity systems.
FT Microturbine Systems (combined with an on-site Hydrogen production plant) offer a superior solution to batteries. The excess energy from wind and solar panel can be transformed (using a Hydrogen Electrolyser) and stored in Hydrogen with greater capacity and effectiveness compared to batteries.
The challenge of transitioning to net-zero carbon emissions technology is complex and multi-faceted. Being prepared for forthcoming emissions regulations requires a proactive approach by all key users of commercial electrical power, including large corporations, government agencies, SME's and all key users of commercial power. The key challenges that users will need to overcome for the clean energy transition include:
Businesses will need to conduct an Emissions Audit to understand their current carbon footprint. This will help them identify areas where they can reduce their emissions and prioritise their efforts.
Based on the outcomes of the Emissions Audit. users can develop a Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Plan that outlines their Emissions Reduction Goals and the steps they need to take to achieve them. This Plan should include timelines. milestones. and accountability measures.
Businesses can invest in clean technologies and energy-efficient solutions to reduce their emissions. This may include transitioning to renewable energy sources, improving energy efficiency in their operations, and investing in low-carbon transportation solutions.
Businesses will need to monitor and report their progress regularly to track their emissions reduction efforts and demonstrate their commitment to meeting regulatory requirements.
Businesses can work with their suppliers to encourage them to adopt sustainable practices and reduce their emissions This may include setting emissions reduction targets for suppliers and working with them to develop strategies to achieve these targets.
Businesses can also engage their employees and other key stakeholders to raise awareness about the importance of emissions reduction and involve them in their efforts. This may include providing training and education on sustainable practices and setting up communication channels to gather feedback and ideas.
Overall, the challenge of transitioning to net-zero carbon emission technology requires a coordinated effort across governments, the private sector, and individuals to drive the transformational change required to mitigate climate change.
The FT Digital Twin System integrates Carbon Footprint Reporting among other performance optimization features to help achieve the Net-zero Emissions Target while reducing costs and time associated with the auditing process, reporting, and Carbon Tax calculation.