TOKYO: Experiments are being launched in Japan to use ammonia as a fuel.
According to media reports, Japan is starting to use ammonia as a fuel for power generation, which will prevent carbon dioxide emissions from the power generation process.
It should be noted that burning ammonia gas does not emit carbon dioxide; burning ammonia emits toxic gas nitrogen oxide. Will go
The experiment is being started by a Japanese thermal power company, Jira. From August, its power plant in central Japan will generate electricity by burning a mixture of coal and ammonia, using a small amount of ammonia in the coal. Will be merged, and will be gradually increased to 20% in FY2024, a project being carried out in collaboration with IHI, a heavy machinery manufacturer.
On the other hand, Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is developing a gas turbine that will run on 100% ammonia, with Mitsubishi aiming to bring it into commercial use by 2025.
The experiments are aimed at eliminating carbon dioxide using existing power plants, as there is growing worldwide criticism of coal-fired power plants.