MHI Singapore Ammonia Research

Testing feasibility of ammonia in combined cycle

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific (MHI-AP) and JERA Asia are signing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly establish a 100% ammonia direct combustion power plant on Jurong Island, Singapore. A joint study will be conducted, where a 60MW class gas turbine combined cycle plant fueled by 100% ammonia will produce carbon-neutral electricity, as well as simulating ammonia demand to be ready for future ammonia bunkering.

The Singapore government aims for net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050. Ammonia can efficiently transport and store hydrogen in a liquid state to generate carbon-free electricity, and as the main bunkering fuel in the future for decarbonization of the maritime sector.

Osamu Ono, Managing Director at MHI-AP says, “Ammonia, which consists of hydrogen and nitrogen, is a highly efficient hydrogen carrier and can be directly combusted as a carbon neutral fuel, thereby contributing to the establishment of a robust hydrogen value chain.”