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CO2-neutral power generation solutions

As you face stricter emission regulations and a push toward climate neutral power solutions, how will you reach a greener future? Renewable power is part of the answer, of course, but traditional technologies also can become CO2-free —if they use hydrogen (H2) as fuel.

Well suited in engines for electricity, heat and/or cooling generation, H2 can be integrated with solar, wind, or other renewable technologies to form the backbone of your 100% renewable microgrid. When using green H2 in engines, you can even achieve a zero-carbon emission solution.

CO<sub>2</sub> reduction with H2  INNIO can deliver hydrogen-ready power plants today. With an investment in our Jenbacher H2 combined heat and power (CHP) technology, you can run your plant on conventional pipeline gas and flexibly start mixing in H2. The switch to a CO2-free operation can be done with an engine conversion when H2 becomes more readily available.

Check out our video on world's first Jenbacher gas engine conversion to run on Hydrogen.

3 ways to use hydrogen with Jenbacher engines

  • H2 in pipeline gas

    All new Jenbacher engines are "Ready for H2".* They can be offered with the option of running with up to 25% (vol) of hydrogen in pipeline gas. As hydrogen becomes more readily available, all "Ready for H2" units and most of the currently installed Jenbacher pipeline gas gas-fueled engines can be converted to operate on 100% H2. Type 4 engine solutions are available to run on 100% H2 today.

  • H2 locally admixed to conventional gas

    Up to 60% (vol) hydrogen content can be admixed to pipeline gas fuel for use in special versions of Jenbacher Type 3, 4, and 6 engines. Type 4 engines and CHP systems are available today as dual gas-fuel solutions capable of running on 100% conventional gas, 100% H2, or mixtures of conventional gas and H2.

  • 100% H2 as an energy source

    Jenbacher Type 4 engine solutions now are available as 100% H2 engine systems operating exclusively on hydrogen. These plants are CO2-free by design.

J416 first H2 engine in industrial scale

 *In general, “Ready for H2” Jenbacher units can be converted to operate on up to 100% hydrogen in the future. Details on the cost and timeline for a future conversion may vary and need to be clarified individually.

The Jenbacher H2 capabilities—today and tomorrow

H2 table

1 Conventional gas
2 Subject to required modifications for the certification of the fuel gas components.
A modification of the maintenance schedule for such components may be required.

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We are offering upgrades for existing plants or install new ones. Whether you choose to convert your current Jenbacher engine plant to "Ready for H2" operation, accepting up to 25% (vol) of hydrogen in pipeline gas, or opt for one of our Type 4 100% H2 engines, you are making a smart investment choice.

Combining the electrical energy of hydrogen with heat generation can significantly increase the overall efficiency of the hydrogen power plant solution.

Smart investment in hydrogen technologies

The U.S. and Canada—two of the world’s largest economies—have committed to large-scale investment in H2 technology in this decade with the belief that H2 will be widely available zero-CO2 fuel. By investing now in INNIO’s Jenbacher "Ready for H2" technology,  you will be ready for a hydrogen-based economy. With Jenbacher H2 engines you can quickly convert from pipeline gas to hydrogen and avoid stranded investments.
Carbon tax case and saving potential

A 1 MW CHP plant running on about 4,000 operating hours per year on conventional gas has current yearly emissions of about 2,500 tons of CO2. When operating with 100% H2, the same plant based on the current CO2 price of around 80 €/ton from the EU Emission Trading Systems (ETS) would save a total of €160,000 per year.

 Your benefits

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  • Rely on proven technology
    Build on proven and established engine technology that enables you to flexibly move to 100% H2 operation. Our upgrade can be done during an overhaul.
  • Flexibly move to sustainable future
    Although green H2 is a rare energy source today, this will change over time. With your Jenbacher "Ready for H2" plant, you won’t lose momentum. You can move as fast as H2 availability progresses and harvest the green potential.
  • Meet future emission goals
    Once your proven Jenbacher power plant is operating with 100% H2, you’ll have a CO2-free energy solution.
  • Improve resource efficiency
    With CHP efficiency as high as 95%, up to one-third of the H2 fuel can be saved versus power generation alone. And, by running our H2 technology in CHP mode, you can help drive the energy transition as you generate CO2-free heat.
  • Help ensure supply security
    With their dispatchability, Jenbacher engines can help balance the intermittence of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar and help maintain the resilience of the electrical grid.

Experience our webinar to learn more about Jenbacher's CHP solutions

Our team invites you to review the recording of our recent webinar, to learn how Jenbacher can help you develop your power plant projects, including equipment design and performance, using hydrogen and much more!

In the webinar, you will learn more about:

    • Overview of an independent power plant and its components

    • Jenbacher’s highly efficient type 6 genset

    • Our hydrogen power generation solutions

    • How proven equipment design improves performance

    • Power generation solutions with quick delivery and easy installation

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Hydrogen-based Power Generation: A Net-Zero Backup Solution for Data Centers

Learn more in our white paper, how Jenbacher hydrogen generators can be used to decarbonize the backup power supply in data centers. It is intended to be used as a decision-making aid for the transformation path towards net-zero data centers.


Hydrogen-based Power Generation: A Net-Zero Backup Solution for Green Ammonia Hubs

Learn more in our white paper on the use of hydrogen engines for decarbonizing the power supply of green ammonia hubs. By outlining the technoeconomic specifications of this technology in general and INNIO Group’s Jenbacher solutions in particular, the paper can be used to aid project developers and EPCs in their decision-making when selecting a suitable backup solution for their green ammonia production facilities.



Whether your business is looking for onsite power solutions, access to electricity, decreased energy costs, or even to sell electricity back to your local grid/consumers, Jenbacher´s regional experts can advise you on which solution makes the most sense for you.

Get in touch for free consultation on the following:

  • The benefits of onsite power generation solutions for your company
  • Potential financial benefits using economic modeling
  • Consultation on the technical side of your project - fuel types, feasibility studies, equipment and balance of plant selection, and more
  • Regional incentive programs relevant to your business
  • Options to deliver your project: purchasing, financing and leasing, engaging a service provider (ESCO, BOO etc.)
  • How to meet emissions targets

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Whether your business is looking for onsite power solutions, access to electricity, decreased energy costs, or even to sell electricity back to your local grid/consumers, Jenbacher regional experts can advise you on which solution makes the most sense for you.


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