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Adani Power Pilots Green Ammonia Combustion for Sustainable Power Generation

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Waqas Arain
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Adani Power Pilots Green Ammonia Combustion for Sustainable Power Generation

Adani Power, in collaboration with IHI Corporation and Kowa Corporation, has launched a pilot project to test the combustion of green ammonia at its 4,620 MW Mundra plant. The initiative, part of the Japan-India Clean Energy Partnership (CEP), aims to cut CO2 emissions by up to 20 percent through the blending of green ammonia with coal, marking a significant step towards decarbonising the company's thermal power plants.

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Transforming Power Generation

The project underlines Adani Power's commitment to environmental sustainability and innovative energy technology, as the company seeks to position itself at the forefront of the industry's shift towards cleaner energy sources. Adani Power has already set a benchmark for 'per-unit' emissions and has deployed state-of-the-art 'Ultra Supercritical technology' in its newest plants, further underscoring its dedication to reducing its carbon footprint.

A Sustainable Fuel Alternative

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Green ammonia, produced from hydrogen generated through electrolysis using renewable energy, serves as a feedstock for the boilers. As ammonia does not contain carbon, its combustion results in no CO2 emissions, making it a potential long-term carbon-neutral alternative to traditional fossil fuels. The project's successful implementation could have significant implications for the energy sector, offering a viable pathway towards greener, more sustainable power production.

Aligning With Global Efforts

The initiative is in line with global efforts to combat climate change and transition to low-carbon energy systems. If successful, Adani Power's pilot project could serve as a model for other power companies looking to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and minimize their carbon emissions. Amidst this, the company reported an 84.4 percent year-on-year increase in net revenue, from Rs 7,043 crores in Q2FY23 to Rs 12,990 crores in Q2FY24, reflecting strong growth and operational performance.

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