The structural change of energy needs environmental considerations and economic activities. To realize a carbon-neutral society while maintaining a stable power supply, we promote the decarbonization of thermal power generation.
Decarbonization of thermal power generation plants
There is no doubt that renewable energy is essential for achieving a carbon-neutral society. Nevertheless, thermal power generation is becoming more important for its flexibility to satisfy the shortfalls of solar and wind power generation. By converting a conventional fuel to a clean fuel, such as hydrogen and ammonia, decarbonization of thermal power generation plants is possible. Further, by combining the benefits of renewable energy sources with a BESS (Battery Energy Storage System), an energy storage system solutions, extra energy savings can be achieved. Mitsubishi Power develops and offers various technologies for future thermal power generation that will protect our way of life with environmental performance and adjustable capacity.
Replacing gas turbine fuels with hydrogen and ammonia
Achieving net-zero carbon in power supply is necessary for a carbon-neutral society. For this reason, generating power from hydrogen and ammonia is expected to play an important role. We will significantly reduce CO₂ emission by using mixed combustion where a conventional fuel is combined with hydrogen or ammonia, which does not emit CO₂ when burned. Eventually, we will use single-fuel combustion where only hydrogen or ammonia are used.