Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Japan’s IHI Corp. and Sumitomo Corp. aimed to introduce ammonia co-firing technology at the Talin Thermal Power Plant in Kaohsiung.

The pilot project, slated to account for 5 percent of power generation at the Talin Thermal Power Plant by 2030, seeks to integrate ammonia co-firing with traditional coal-fired power generation. This innovative approach is projected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by an impressive 9,000 metric tons per year, equivalent to the annual carbon absorption of 23 Da-an Parks, a significant green lung in Taipei.

Ammonia’s versatility and eco-friendliness make it a promising candidate for sustainable energy solutions. Unlike conventional fuels, ammonia firing produces no carbon dioxide emissions, offering a greener alternative for power generation. Furthermore, its ability to be stored in liquid form at ultra-low temperatures expands its potential applications, facilitating efficient transportation and storage.

While Taiwan faces challenges in ammonia supply and relies heavily on imports, the focus of the pilot project remains on co-firing technology and retrofitting existing plant units.

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