Linden Cogeneration (Linden Cogen) has successfully completed the commissioning process of its hydrogen blending initiative which stands to curb CO2 emissions by reducing the amount of natural gas used for power and steam generation.
After such modifications, including PSM’s FlameSheet system, Linden Cogen is now taking refinery off gas containing hydrogen produced by the Phillips 66 (Houston) Bayway Refinery and blending it with natural gas to fuel the unit 6 gas turbine. The project is improving overall refinery and Linden Cogen operational efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions, primarily by using refinery off gas and improving flare efficiencies.
“We successfully implemented the new technologies and commercialized the operations,” said Todd Kerschbaum, Chief Technical Officer for JERA Americas, asset manager and half owner of Linden Cogen. “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.”
“At Phillips 66, we are committed to playing a meaningful role in the energy transition and pursuing lower-carbon opportunities. This joint project with Linden Cogen, located within the Bayway Complex, is a great example of our commitment. We are very pleased with the project’s anticipated improved energy efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions,” said Donald Susanen, Bayway Refinery General Manager.