According to The Asahi Shimbun, a coal-fired power plant in central Japan will start an emissions-reduction experiment in June to burn fuel mixed with ammonia.
JERA Co., which is Japan’s largest power-generation company, and IHI Corp., a major heavy industrial company, jointly announced the trial on May 24.
It will be the world’s first full-scale experiment where a mix of ammonia and coal are burned in a large commercial furnace, according to company officials.
JERA runs the thermal power departments of both Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) and Chubu Electric Power Co.
The industry has high hopes that mixing ammonia, which does not emit carbon dioxide when burned, into its fuel will make leaps and bounds in curbing plant emissions.
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