Adani Power to Blend 20% Green Ammonia in 330 MW Thermal Project
Adani Total Gas also announced the initiation of a green hydrogen blending pilot project
Adani Power is executing a green ammonia combustion pilot project at its Mundra plant in Gujarat, which will co-fire up to 20% green ammonia in the boiler of a conventional coal-fired 330 MW unit.
Produced from green hydrogen, green ammonia is manufactured through electrolysis using renewable energy and contains no carbon, which means there are no carbon emissions from its combustion.
The pilot is being jointly delivered by Adani Power and partners IHI, a heavy industry company, and Kowa-Japan. Combustion tests at IHI’s facility in Japan have begun with a 20% ammonia blend, simulating the equipment at the Mundra Power Station equipment.
“Adani Power is fully committed to reducing its carbon footprint through the adoption of the latest technologies and proactive measures across our business value chain. In furtherance of this vision, we are happy to partner with IHI and Kowa to blend green ammonia for our Mundra plant, which will reduce CO2 emissions. We will continue to integrate cutting-edge technologies increasingly to reduce emissions in the intermediate term,” said Anil Sardana, Managing Director of Adani Power.
The Adani Group’s energy and city gas distribution wing, Adani Total Gas, also announced the initiation of a green hydrogen blending pilot project, which will blend green hydrogen with natural gas for over 4,000 residential and commercial customers in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
This project is expected to be commissioned by the first quarter of fiscal year 2024-25. The percentage of green hydrogen in the blend will be gradually increased to 8%. This hydrogen blend can reduce emissions by up to 4%, the company said.
In July this year, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy published a draft roadmap outlining the research and development priorities to manufacture and store green hydrogen. The roadmap aims to promote efficient, safe, and cost-effective hydrogen storage, paving the way for its widespread adoption as a clean energy source.
To encourage this carbon-neutral alternative to fossil fuels, India needs $56 billion to meet its 2030 green hydrogen demand, enabling it to become a global green hydrogen hub.