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Japan’s IHI & Adani Power eye ammonia co-firing for power generation

April 11,2022
Japanese engineering firm, IHI, and Indian utility, Adani Power, are studying plans to use ammonia as a power generation fuel in India, with the goal of adopting green ammonia to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

IHI and Adani Power signed an agreement earlier this month to jointly study 20% ammonia co-firing at Adani’s 4.62-GW coal-fired power plant in Mundra. They are eyeing an increase to 100% ammonia burning in the future. Discussions will start in June and last for around four months, with Japanese trading company Kowa playing a marketing role. Details such as ammonia procurement and volumes are unclear, but the companies are considering using green ammonia for the study.

Domestically produced and imported ammonia are both options, IHI said. The talks are expected to cover other coalfired thermal plants in India, including those operated by Adani Power and other firms.

India in November last year set a goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070. The target includes a plan to increase non-fossil-fuel-fired power generation capacity to 500-GW by 2030, as well as for 50% of the country’s energy demand to be covered by renewables by 2030.

IHI in October started demonstrating the co-burning of ammonia with Japanese power firm Jera at the latter’s Hekinan coalfired power plant in Japan, with a target of 20% co-firing commercial power generation at the plant starting in the April 2024 to March 2025 financial year. IHI’s co-firing technology will be used in the Indian project.

The study is backed by the Japan-India Clean Energy Partnership, which was launched on March 19, with the aim of helping achieve global net-zero emissions. The partnership includes clean ammonia and hydrogen, as well as carbon capture, utilisation and storage.