IHI Corporation and Gentari Hydrogen, a subsidiary of PETRONAS’ clean energy arm, Gentari, have officially inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
At the core of the MoU is a shared commitment to exploring and establishing a global green ammonia value chain. This comprehensive chain encompasses the entire lifecycle of green ammonia, spanning production, transportation, storage, and utilization. The collaboration seeks to unlock the potential of green ammonia not only in Asia Pacific but also in other strategically significant regions.
A key highlight of this partnership is the exploration of the commercial utilization of IM270, a groundbreaking fully ammonia-powered gas turbine developed by IHI. Supported by Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), this turbine represents a leap forward in clean energy technology. If successful, the commercial deployment of the IM270 by 2026 could mark a historic milestone as the world’s first fully ammonia-powered gas turbine.
The collaboration between IHI and Gentari is poised to create a seismic shift in the adoption of clean hydrogen within Malaysia and the broader Asia Pacific region. By generating demand for green ammonia, the partnership aligns seamlessly with Malaysia’s National Energy Transition Roadmap and Hydrogen Economy & Technology Roadmap. Furthermore, it echoes the collective aspirations of the region towards achieving net-zero targets.