HyPowerGT is planned to last 48 months – from January 2024 to December 2027.

It is divided into 6 Work Packages (WP) that are mutually related.

WP1 main objectives are:

  • Ensure proper overall management and coordination
  • Support participants in achieving the objectives and KPIs
  • Establish the required implementation plan with subsequent revisions (as appropriate)
  • Establish a data management plan with the required updates
  • Ensure that deliverables are submitted according to plan and budget
  • Ensure that contractual obligations of the consortium comply with EU regulations
  • Ensure that legal requirements abide by best practices of resource management (cf. Financial Guidelines)
  • Establish a platform that facilitates effective internal communication
  • Foster an integrative process within the consortium
  • Identify early warnings of risks and initiate proportionate mitigation measures and contingency plans
  • Define measurable indicators for progress reporting

WP2 main objectives are:

  • Improve robustness of the DLE H2 combustion system design
  • Improve turbulent burning-rate pressure scaling for lean premixed hydrogen-air flames
  • Characterise thermoacoustic response within a full range from atmospheric to high-pressure conditions
  • Ensure dynamic flame stabilisation and stable operations
  • De-risk the DLE H2 combustion system via advanced modelling of the burning rate and thermoacoustics
  • Adapt estimates and modelling to conditions relevant to the DLE H2 combustion system operations

WP3 main objectives are:

  • Improve the combustion system and prepare test sites and subsequent test campaigns
  • Demonstrate the DLE H2 combustion system with up to 100% hydrogen at TRL6 in SestaLab
  • Provide a system prototype to demonstrate the DLE H2 technology equipped with tanked hydrogen
  • Demonstrate the DLE H2 technology in an engine system running with 0-100% H2 at TRL7
  • Aggregate at least 60 fired hours of engine testing with the DLE H2 technology (not continuous testing)
  • Develop plant integration concepts to enable operation of retrofitted GTs with up to 100% H2
  • Confirm fulfilment of the objectives and KPIs

WP4 main objectives are:

  • Ensure proper risk management and re-evaluation for retrofitting gas turbines with DLE H2 technology
  • De-risk, improve, and reinforce the design features of the DLE H2 technology during transient phases
  • Conduct complementary risk analyses pertaining to HSE assessment
  • Conduct failure mode, failure effects, and criticality analyses pertaining to the DLE H2 technology
  • Analyse and identify specific risk factors (damage factors and de-risking measures) for H2 gas turbines
  • Provide procedures for risk management and evaluation for retrofitting turbines with DLE H2 technology
  • Develop a safety management plan that enables operation of retrofitted GTs with up to 100% H2
  • Perform plant specific safety analyses at test site
  • Assess risk abatement measures at condensers in the chimney

WP5 main objectives are:

  • Develop an exploitation roadmap for H2-fired gas turbines utilising the targeted DLE H2 technology
  • Emphasise potential retrofit markets and emerging markets in need of new capacities
  • Define pathways towards these prospective markets
  • Develop a strategic plan for early market uptake with candidate first-movers
  • Develop scenarios for strategic showcases by 2030, positioning (2030+), and transitioning (by 2050)
  • Identify knowledge and technology gaps and associated risks
  • Identify further needs for R&D and measures of political, financial, commercial, and societal nature
  • Establish structural plans as to how the technology can be positioned to obtain expected impacts
  • Assess options for the support of third-party engine manufacturers via licencing arrangements
  • Conduct life cycle sustainability analyses of the expected impact defined in the roadmap
  • Ensure availability of CHP data for GT+CHP plant simulation (digital twin)
  • Assess impacts of retrofitting a GT+CHP plant with the DLE H2 technology for operations with H2

WP6 main objectives are:

  • Raise awareness of the project activities and objectives
  • Disseminate project results to relevant stakeholders
  • Promote the project and its benefits to a wider audience
  • Consolidate synergies with other EU-funded projects and other initiatives
  • Present pathways for integration of specific results into EU policies