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MHI and EGAT sign MOU to introduce hydrogen large gas turbine co-firing technology

  • 9 days ago (2024-06-05)
  • David Flin
Asia 855 Gas 377 Hydrogen 54

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) have signed an MOU to conduct research on the introduction of hydrogen co-firing technologies for gas turbine power generation facilities in Thailand.

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The research aims to facilitate the conversion of thermal power plants to fire clean fuels, supporting Thailand’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and net zero emissions by 2065.

The MOU will start with a hydrogen co-firing pilot project at one of EGAT’s power plants in Thailand. An initial feasibility study is scheduled to be carried out by March 2025. This project will aim to achieve a co-firing ratio of 20 per cent hydrogen.

Toshiyuki Hashi, Executive Vice President, President and CEO, Energy Systems of MHI, said: “We are excited to explore hydrogen co-firing in gas turbines together with EGAT. We are confident that our continued partnership, built on over 50 years of trust, enables us to contribute significantly to Thailand’s energy transition by combining the expertise of both organisations.”