Components for Aircraft Jet Engines

Gas Turbine Power Generation - Helping to Protect the Environment

Global warming is recognized to be one of the major side effects of human industrial activity, bringing with it climatic changes, rising sea levels, and altered ecosystems.

Research indicates that 50% of the so-called "Greenhouse Effect" is caused by carbon dioxide emissions, and that 80% of such emissions are a direct result of fossil fuel consumption (oil, coal, natural gas.)

Fossil fuels today account for approximately 80% of Japan's primary energy. Although alternative forms of "clean energy" such as solar and wind power are being developed, there is little prospect of large-scale adoption in the near future. The most practical short to medium term solution is therefore to focus on shifting consumption from oil and coal to natural gas, which produces 25% less carbon dioxide than oil.

The most efficient system for producing electricity from natural gas is a combined-cycle generator with a gas turbine at its core. The main advantages of the gas turbine over other systems are that it uses natural gas as fuel, and has high heat efficiency and relatively low fuel consumption.
Power Generation Methods

  Method of Power Generation Energy Source
Hydroelectric Power   Water + gravity
Thermal Power Steam Turbine Generator Oil, Coal, Natural Gas, etc
Gas Turbine Generator Natural Gas
Combined Thermal Power generation (Gas Turbine+Steam Turbine) Natural Gas
Nuclear power   Uranium, Plutonium
New energy Solar power Sunlight
Wind power Wind
Geothermal power Geothermal energy, magma
Oceanic energy Waves, current Differences in ocean floor temperature
Fuel cell Hydrogen, Propane,Methanol