Uniper joins forces with General Electric to decarbonise natural gas plants

The partnership will see an increased use of hydrogen in GE gas turbines and Uniper’s power stations

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Uniper has partnered with General Electric (GE) to decarbonise its gas-fired power plants and natural gas storage facilities across Europe.

The partnership aims to develop a roadmap to enable potential upgrades and research programmes that will drive decarbonisation for both businesses.

The joint venture will prioritise an increase in the use of hydrogen in GE gas turbines and compressors in Uniper’s power plants and gas storage facilities.

Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO of Uniper, said: “In a few years, Uniper’s European fleet will consist mainly of climate-friendly gas-fired power plants and carbon dioxide-free hydropower.

“From now on, our investments will focus primarily on the further decarbonisation of the gas assets, which could include post-combustion carbon capture, utilisation and sequestration as well as blue or green hydrogen.”

Scott Strazik, CEO of GE Gas Power, commented: “We are honoured to work with Uniper to deliver reliable, affordable and sustainable decarbonisation technologies for their entire GE gas asset base and provide lower-carbon electricity for Uniper’s customers across Europe.”

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