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HYDROGEN
TECHNOLOGY
FOR GAS TURBINES

 

GROUND BREAKING BENEFITS

-20%
FUEL

Capability to fully utilize

HYDROGEN

Consumption

-20%
CO2

Emissions

Key for

GREEN TRANSITION

 
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TARGETS

POWER GENERATION
AVIATION 
MARINE
 

OUR UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY

Finno Exergy’s innovation is based on using pulsed deflagration combustion compatible with existing technology, which has yielded significant results. The technology team have successfully harnessed concepts prevalent in ICE combustion and applied them to gas turbines. Effectively the technology is able to harness 80% of the benefits without any of the drawbacks associated with pulse detonation.

Finno Exergy was established in 2012. We spotted an opportunity for a technology to enable power generation with the electrical efficiency of Internal Combustion Engines (ICEs) along with the reliability, the availability, the ability to use several different fuels, and the reduced emissions of gas turbines.

PRESSURE GAIN
COMBUSTION
TECHNOLOGY

The Finno Exergy pressure gain combustion (PGC) process is available for gas turbines in all application areas. Using accurate flow and combustion control, pressure gain of more than 25% has been verified by measurement in our test unit. The simulation driven product development process of pressure gain combustion system is done within the Finno Exergy integrated virtual development environment.

SUPERIOR EFFICIENCY OUT OF A CLEANTECH SOLUTION

The Finno Exergy PGC system is capable of complete burning with low emissions. It can handle a variety of conventional as well as renewable fuels, including alcohol fuels with water content. Freedom of fuel choice as well as high efficiency contribute to an environmentally smart solution. An important part of the development and validation process is a gas generator test unit that has been running
since 2015.

INTEGRATED VIRTUAL DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT

Cutting edge 3D-CFD flow and combustion simulation is integrated to full system simulation and optimization by 1D software, used in conjunction with laboratory testing to calibrate models and verify test results. Avant-garde application of powerful engineering tools enabled the technology team to create the most impressive results within a short timeline. Technology team is available to joint development projects
with clients.

 
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THE TEAM

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FABIO CICCATERI 

CTO
M.Sc. Mechanical engineering

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TIMO ERÄMAA

Founder and CEO

M.Sc. Food
Chemistry and Technology

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JAMES WATERHOUSE

Senior Design Engineer,

CEng Mechanical Engineering

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TIMO MUTTONEN

Business Development

LATEST NEWS

 
Finno Exergy has completed the phase 1 of the "Shell GameChanger" program

August
2022

The project started after the victory of the "New Energy Challenge 2020" and ended in October 2021. During these months we installed on our prototype an additional power turbine and new measurement equipment. This upgrade enabled us to calculate the thermal efficiency of the system and to compare it with an equivalent ideal traditional gas turbine.

The experimental results showed the potential of efficiency improvement of up to 40% for small gas turbines applications, in line with our forecast.

We are starting next phase technology and research project at the Energy transition Campus Amsterdam from 1st of September.

AIAA Technical Panel on non-RDE Pressure Gain Combustion systems

August
2021

Heikki J Salminen, Technical Advisor & Co-Founder of Finno Exergy Oy Ltd. was invited to a 2021 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forums Technical Panel session, among top-rank panelists from the field of pressure gain combustion and gas turbine research. The panel titled “PGC-12: Pressure Gain Combustion is not just Rotating Detonation Engines!” is scheduled for Wednesday, 11 August 12:00 - 13:15 ET (UTC-4), 2021.

Shell GameChanger program has been started

March
2021

First phase of the Shell GameChanger program has been started and the whole team is working hard to make this project a success.

Spring updates

March
2021

The team is also preparing to give a presentation in the upcoming ETN Virtual Annual General Meeting & Workshop Week 2021.

 

Our CFD Specialist Fabio Ciccateri will be presenting a topic “Novel pressure gain combustion technology for low carbon GT operation: technology description and experimental result” in session TC1: Low carbon GT technologies. Please check the full schedule by clicking here.

Getting noticed by the press

December 
2020

Check out the article from Talouselämää about the Finno Exergy victory in the New Energy Challenge 2020. 
 

Read more.

Finno Exergy has won the New Energy Challenge 2020

November 
2020

Finno Exergy claims the win in the New Energy Challenge 2020. 

Read more.

Finno Exergy is a proud finalist of this year’s New Energy Challenge

November
2020

For the past three weeks we have working towards the finals pitch and the project proposal with Shell. Finals day will be November 19th and live broadcast will start 15:00 CET. The online event is open for everybody. Click for registration to the final broadcast.

Finno Exergy has made to top5 in the New Energy Challenge

September 2020

Finno Exergy is a proud finalist of this year’s New Energy Challenge! For the past three weeks we have working towards the finals pitch and the project proposal with Shell. Finals day will be November 19th and live broadcast will start 15:00 CET. The online event is open for everybody. Click for registration to the final broadcast.