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Singapore to develop ammonia-based power generation

  • 8 months ago (2023-10-23)
  • David Flin
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Singapore has announced its intention to start a project to utilise ammonia as a fuel source for power generation.

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The country has already set a target to meet 50 per cent of its energy with hydrogen by 2050, and it sees ammonia as a promising route to help meet this target.

The project, which will be located on Jurong Island, will involve development of an end-to-end ammonia solution to generate 55 to 65 MW. The zero-carbon ammonia will be used for direct combustion in a gas turbine or combined cycle gas turbine.

Gan Kim Yong, Singapore’s Trade and Industry Minister, said that the government will appoint a lead developer for the project based on the proposals received. He said: “This will be one of the first commercial projects in the world to test and deploy the use of ammonia as a fuel. It is an important milestone for Singapore’s search for viable decarbonisation pathways.”

The request for proposals will be launched before the end of 2023. It comes after the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) launched an expression of interest in December last year for such projects. A total of 26 proposals were received, of which six consortia have been shortlisted for the RFP.