Mitsubishi Power Commences Development of World’s First Ammonia-fired 40MW Class Gas Turbine System
Mitsubishi Power, has commenced development of a 40-megawatt (MW) class gas turbine that is fueled by 100% ammonia (NH3). The project was started in response to the increasing global focus on decarbonization. As firing of ammonia produces no carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon-free power generation is achieved. Going forward, after combustion and other testing, Mitsubishi Power is targeting commercialization in or around 2025.
When achieved, it will mark the world’s first commercialized gas turbine to make exclusive use of ammonia as fuel in a system of this scale, and will aid in the promotion of decarbonization of small to medium-scale power stations for industrial applications, on remote islands, etc.