Intergen plans to convert Rocksavage to blend hydrogen and eventually move to 100% hydrogen burn

Intergen, Rocksavage Power Station. Runcorn. 7-8 September 2020HyNet North West and InterGen have released plans to collaborate to create a low carbon power station at InterGen’s Rocksavage power plant in Liverpool City Region.
InterGen has owned and operated the gas-fired Rocksavage plant for nearly 25 years. It anticipates that by 2028, Rocksavage will have enough hydrogen produced by HyNet to move towards a 100% net zero power generation power station as the gas turbine technology becomes available.
Rocksavage plant manager Dan Fosberg said: “As soon as the first stage of the hydrogen network is available at Runcorn, InterGen intend to modify the existing generating plant to consume a blend of hydrogen with natural gas and start to reduce our emissions.
“The HyNet North West project milestones mean that Rocksavage could be the first plant in the UK to blend hydrogen with natural gas, a step forward for the industry in the target for net-zero. Once the gas turbine technology becomes available, we will explore options with HyNet North West to create a zero emissions power station using 100% hydrogen.”

1 comment for “Intergen plans to convert Rocksavage to blend hydrogen and eventually move to 100% hydrogen burn

  1. David Dundas
    June 25, 2021 at 1:06 PM

    A great initiative and a good example to others, but their carbon capture and storage (CCS) will need to be phased out by 2050 as the capture cannot be more than 95% and often less, and the storage in deep depleted gas reservoirs costs a lot of energy, but its a good stepping stone to 2050

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