Mitsubishi Hitachi Power systems, Ltd. (MHPS) has received an order from Hazama Ando Corporation for its hybrid power generation system, integrating solid oxide fuel cell with a micro gas turbine (MGT).

The newly order system will be delivered to Hazama Ando’s Technical Research Institute in mid-2019. The hybrid system will be used to support ‘Hazama Ando Next-Generation Energy Project’, a nationally backed project aimed at easing COemissions.

The order is the second received to date for a commercial application, following an earlier order placed by Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.

The Megamie hybrid system uses city gas as fuel, generating electricity with both ceramic solid oxide fuel cell stacks, that operates at high temperatures of around 900°c, and an MGT.

The fuel is not burned, but rather the solid oxide fuel cells generate electricity from the chemical reaction between oxygen in the air and hydrogen and carbon monoxide extracted from city gas.

Compared to conventional power generation systems, the hybrid system reduces CO2 emissions from the user’s facility by about 47%, contributing to the realisation of a low-carbon society.

MHPS expects demand to increase and will promote wide adoption of fuel cells in commercial and industrial applications.