Hydrogen and CO2 emissions calculator for gas turbines

With the rise in global interest in the use of hydrogen as a zero-carbon fuel, there are still many questions surrounding the real-world numbers around its implementation. What will you need in terms of infrastructure? How will it impact your power plant’s CO2 emissions? We've made it easy for you.

GE's decarbonization calculator will help you:

  • Understand the fuel flow rate required for a gas turbine to operate on hydrogen

  • Discover the water and electricity infrastructure needed to make hydrogen

  • Get the numbers around the potential savings you could realize from using hydrogen in your gas turbine

Want to get started? Give us a few pieces of information to see more information around your potential hydrogen project.

Calculate your potential savings

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What are the expected annual operating hours of your gas turbine?

HRS

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What's the volume percent of hydrogen you want to run through?

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$ USD/ton
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Your hydrogen and CO2 emissions results

These results are based on your estimate of 3,370 annual operating hours at 40% hydrogen on a 7HA.03 turbine configured as a 2x1 combined cycle plant and a current CO2 tax of $1.25 per ton. Try different settings.

  • Infrastructure Requirements
  • CO2 Savings
  • Summary

Choose your process:

Energy per year required

MW

You will need savings_left equivalent of - 1.5 MW wind turbines to create the required energy for your hydrogen infrastructure.

Water per day required

gal

You will consume the equivalent of Olympic-sized pools of water every day as part of your hydrogen infrastructure plan.

Hydrogen flow required

ft3

Amount of hydrogen created

Methane required

Amount of methane required at 70°F and 1 atm of pressure.

Water flow required

gal

You will consume the equivalent of Olympic-sized pools of water every day as part of your hydrogen infrastructure plan.

Hydrogen flow required

ft3

Amount of hydrogen created

You will emit

CO2 reduction

less CO2

Based on your inputs and compared to using 100% natural gas in your gas turbine, by our calculations, you can expect to see a reduction in CO2 emissions.

You can realize up to $ in potential CO2 tax savings

This is an important calculation in terms of getting the bigger picture around your energy spend-as you weigh the pros and cons of using a higher cost fuel, numbers like tax savings need to figure prominently into your economic analysis.*

Your infrastructure requirements

Hydrolysis

gal

Water per day

MW

Energy per day

Steam methane reforming

gal

Water per day

kg

Methane per hour

Estimated hydrogen flow rate

Daily flow rate

Cubic feet per day
Cubic meters per day
Kilograms per day

Hourly flow rate

Cubic feet per hour
Cubic meters per hour
Kilograms per hour

Potential CO2 tax savings*

Estimated savings in USD

$

(Based on /ton CO2 tariff paid)

CO2 emissions reduction

$

(Based on your inputs your emissions will be g/kWh)

*GE and its affiliates do not provide tax, legal or accounting advice, and the information provided herein is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.