The largest private thermal power producer in India Adani Group has signed an agreement with Japanese companies, to conduct a feasibility study on electricity generation by using ammonia.
Adani Power Limited (APL), a subsidiary of Adani Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding with IHI Corporation and Kowa Company Ltd. for the same.
The initiative also comes in line with the ‘India-Japan Clean Energy Partnership' announced by the Indian and Japanese governments earlier this month.
According to the company statement, "the study will find the initial possibility of a modification to achieve a 20 percent liquid ammonia co-firing ratio and thereafter extend this to a ratio up to 100 percent mono-firing at the Adani Power Mundra Coal-Fired Power Plant."
Adani Power Limited has aimed at leading India’s initiatives in achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets. For this, it is considering the "possibility of the potential implementation of ammonia as a fuel in thermal power generation that will utilize green hydrogen-derived ammonia in the existing thermal power plant."
All the three companies together aim to "de-carbonize APL’s coal-fired assets with the objective to potentially implement the technology in other coal-fired units within India."
According to the statement, the companies plan to "conduct research and development, demonstration, and commercial implementation in parallel with that in Japan to achieve early global implementation of the fuel ammonia supply chain."
So far, APL has an installed thermal power capacity of 13,610 MW in seven power plants. Besides, it has a 40 MW solar power plant in Gujarat.