Linden Cogeneration plant completes commissioning of H2 blending initiative

Linden Cogeneration completed the commissioning of its hydrogen blending initiative, which aims to curb carbon emissions from power and steam generation.

Linden Cogen is a 972-megawatt natural gas-fired cogeneration plant located in Linden. The facility, which began operating in 1992, has six gas turbines and three steam turbines.

With modifications that include PSM’s FlameSheet system, Linden Cogen is now taking refinery off-gas containing hydrogen produced by the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery and blending it with natural gas to fuel the unit 6 gas turbine.

About Linden Cogen

Power and steam produced from Linden Cogeneration’s power generation facility is supplied for industrial use under long-term contracts, and most of the electricity is sold into the New York Independent System Operator and PJM power markets. Linden Cogen is owned by JERA Americas (50%), EGCO (28%), DBJ (12%) and GS-Platform Partners (10%). Unit 6 has been modified to use blended hydrogen.

The project is improving overall refinery and Linden Cogen operational efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide emissions, primarily by using refinery off-gas and improving flare efficiencies.

“We successfully implemented the new technologies and commercialized the operations,” Todd Kerschbaum, chief technical officer for JERA Americas, asset manager and half-owner of Linden Cogen, said. “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,” Donald Susanen, Bayway Refinery general manager, said.