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Commencement of Combustion Test to Achieve Ammonia 20% Firing at Thermal Power Plant in India

IHI Corporation (hereinafter referred to IHI) has been collaborating with Adani Power Limited (hereinafter referred to APL) and Kowa Company Ltd. (herein after referred to Kowa) on the study to apply the ammonia firing technology at Mundra Power Station in Gujarat, aiming for the decarbonization at the thermal power plants owned by APL. We have recently started combustion test at IHI’s test facility in Japan with ammonia 20% firing, taking account of the combustion equipment used at the Mundra Power Station.

IHI’s test facility
IHI’s test facility

India is the world’s third largest energy consumer and utilizing hydrogen and ammonia at existing thermal power plants is considered as one of the solutions contributing to India’s goal of achieving Net Zero by 2070 while ensuring stable power supply. APL is India’s largest private sector thermal power company. APL aims to lead India’s initiatives in achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets by evaluating the possibility of potential implementation of ammonia as fuel at its own thermal power plants.

IHI and Kowa have been supporting APL by technical and economic feasibility study for implementing ammonia 20% firing at APL's existing thermal power plants under the International Demonstration Project on Japan’s Technologies for Decarbonization and Energy Transition (*1) of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization. IHI will study and evaluate the application of ammonia 20% firing at the boiler supplied by other boiler manufacturer.

These studies contribute to carbon neutrality in India in line with the "India-Japan Clean Energy Partnership (CEP)" announced by Indian and Japanese government on March 19, 2022, aiming to promote energy cooperation between Japan and India through diverse and realistic energy transitions utilizing all energy sources and technologies to ensure energy security, carbon neutrality and economic growth. In addition, the parties intend to conduct research and development, demonstration and commercial implementation in parallel with that in Japan in order to achieve early global implementation of fuel ammonia supply chain.

(*1)International Demonstration Project on Japan’s Technologies for Decarbonization and Energy Transition :
https://www.nedo.go.jp/english/activities/activities_AT1_00175.html

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