GE and IHI sign ammonia agreement

29 June 2021

GE, and Japan’s IHI Corporation, have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to cover the collaborative definition and development of a gas turbine business roadmap (‘ammonia roadmap’) to achieve a common goal of reducing carbon emissions from gas turbines power installations.

Joint research and feasibility studies will focus on innovative approaches using ammonia as a viable fuel option for power generation, in both existing and new gas turbines. According to the MOU, both companies will conduct advanced research on the marketplace volume of ammonia as well as feasibility studies for ammonia as feedstock for GT power plant installations in Japan and across Asia.  

When used as a carrier for hydrogen, ammonia enables the efficient, lower-cost transport and storage of a carbon-free fuel which can be used directly in natural gas power generation. 

“GE is continuing to advance its gas power technologies towards near zero-carbon power generation and part of this evolution may involve the use of ammonia as a fuel in order to reduce CO2 emissions,” said Ramesh Singaram, president and CEO for GE Gas Power in Asia … with IHI … we’ll define an ammonia gas turbine business roadmap supporting both companies’ goal of reducing carbon emissions from gas turbines power installations.”

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