Enabling low carbon fuel technology deployment for power and high-temperature heat across the clusters

IDRIC Project MIP 7.7

Cardiff University
University of Birmingham
Imperial College London

Background

The project examines transition to Zero Carbon Fuels (ZCFs) for high-temperature heat and power applications. Scientifically, this delivers improved understanding of ZCF behaviour in gas turbines, reciprocating engines and furnaces – where operability, product quality, efficiency and emissions are paramount, and currently cannot be predicted. Across all clusters, impact includes deployment of ZCFs in difficult to electrify processes such as metals, glass and chemicals.

Prof Richard Marsh

Prof Richard Marsh

Principal Investigator
Cardiff University, School of Engineering

Project Team

Cardiff University:

Prof P Bowen
Mr S Morris

Imperial College London:

Prof Y Hardalupas
Prof A Taylor

University of Birmingham

Prof M Freer

Aim

To de-risk the deployment of ZCFs across clusters by understanding combustion processes, modelling and infrastructure, enabling higher TRL transition. Achieved by:

  • Examining fundamental properties (physical / chemical interactions),
  • Disseminating knowledge gained to facilitate deployment in industry,
  • Collaborating with partners across South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC) and Repowering the Black Country (RtBC) to maximise impact.
  • Understanding of transient and steady-state hardware behaviour.

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Meet the Team

Prof P Bowen

Prof P Bowen

Prof P Bowen

Cardiff University

Mr S Morris

Mr S Morris

Mr S Morris

Cardiff University

Prof Y Hardalupas

Prof Y Hardalupas

Prof Y Hardalupas

Imperial College London

Prof A Taylor

Prof A Taylor

Prof A Taylor

Imperial College London

Prof M Freer

Prof M Freer

Prof M Freer

University of Birmingham

Prof P Bowen

Prof P Bowen

Prof P Bowen

Cardiff University

Mr S Morris

Mr S Morris

Mr S Morris

Cardiff University

Prof Y Hardalupas

Prof Y Hardalupas

Prof Y Hardalupas

Imperial College London

Prof A Taylor

Prof A Taylor

Prof A Taylor

Imperial College London

Prof M Freer

Prof M Freer

Prof M Freer

University of Birmingham

Planned Outputs

  • A reference document for industry on ZCFs to include physical, chemical and combustion properties as well as safety and operational best practice and observations from industrially relevant experimental work.
  • Testing of a model industrial burner to provide insight through experiments at industrially relevant conditions in the transition to ZCFs of high temperature heating applications for one of the UK’s largest CO2 emitters.
  • Demonstrate the transition of a small scale CHP reciprocating engine, and the transition of a large power generation reciprocating engine to operation with ammonia and hydrogen.
  • Provide insight through industrially relevant experiments for the transition to ZCFs of gas turbine combustion processes for power applications with an emphasis on control of exhaust emissions.
  • Up-skilling of the workforce in the clusters through bespoke training to be delivered through presentation, workshops and on-line events. WP6 Dissemination of the project results will start with SWIC and RtBC.

Associated Outputs