Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has concluded an agreement with Indonesia’s Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) to conduct joint research and development of ammonia-fired power generation by gas turbine. As part of that ongoing initiative, this new research will apply ITB’s expertise in chemical reaction engineering to optimize power generation using ammonia fuel.
Under the MOU, joint R&D on ammonia-fired power generation will be conducted using facilities at ITB, with three overarching aims: to promote technology development between Japan and Indonesia; to foster technological and personnel exchanges with ITB’s educators and research team members; and to advance the adoption of clean energies in Indonesia.
The newly concluded MOU comes at a time when Indonesia is ramping up efforts to decarbonize its energy sector, demonstrated by its officially announced commitments to achieve 23% renewable energy use by 2025 and reduce the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions by 29% by 2030. Going forward, MHI looks to make further contributions to Indonesia’s scientific and technological development, as well as to stabilization of its power supplies and protection of its environment.