Ammonia and Hydrogen Gain Support by Japan Power Producers

According to an article in Science Magazine, over $60M worth of ammonia is produced around the world. In fact, a vast majority of NH3 is manufactured as fertilizer, and its potential as a renewable energy source has only begun to be noticed in recent years. Curiously, the density as an energy-producing source is almost twice as much as that of liquid hydrogen. This places ammonia in the forefront of potential contenders to fossil fuels, next to renewables like wind, solar or geothermal energy.

Alternative Fuel Sources

Zero Emissions remain an important goal for the Asian nation, aiming and freeing itself from fossil fuels in the near future

Within the next decade, Japan’s innovative joint venture JERA—an initiative spearheaded by Chubu Electric and TEPCO—is set to move away completely from coal power and replace it with ammonia. This compound of nitrogen and hydrogen molecules known as NH3 has the potential to free the Power Generation Industry from carbon-based fuels, further supporting the case for green energy around the globe.

According to an article in Science Magazine, over $60M worth of ammonia is produced around the world. In fact, a vast majority of NH3 is manufactured as fertilizer, and its potential as a renewable energy source has only begun to be noticed in recent years. Curiously, the density as an energy-producing source is almost twice as much as that of liquid hydrogen. This places ammonia in the forefront of potential contenders to fossil fuels, next to renewables like wind, solar or geothermal energy.

With this in mind, Temp-Pro’s forward-thinking approach to growing in parallel to any new energy methods, technologies, and processes in the industry remains strong during the industry’s paradigm shift. Our commitment to remain futureproof through innovation allows us to serve the opportunities and challenges of any power-producing fuel sources—including ammonia. Over the past four decades, we have seen the evolution of the Power Generation Industry, where we continue to serve with the latest temperature-measuring devices for industrial equipment.

Japan’s efforts did not just happen by chance. Its Green Ammonia Consortium supports a larger initiative by the Asian nation’s International Resource Strategy—focused primarily on energy security and economic efficiency, along with environmentally-friendly energy generation. Ammonia has been identified as an industrial power generation source that can lead to an eventual and complete severing of Japan’s dependency on fossil fuels like coal.

Fueling a gas turbine with ammonia may have sounded like science fiction at one point, but today it is considered a viable alternative that has yet to fulfill its potential. Australia has been a strong supporter of Japan and Indonesia’s move to garner this hydrogen-rich substance as a carbon-free fuel source. For that reason, it is only a matter of time before North America jumps on the bandwagon of the ammonia-powered fuel—and when it does, the market is expected to not just open up but thrive as the potential of a government friendly to renewables will strongly support it.

As a leader in industrial temperature measurement, Temp-Pro will continue to engage opportunities with the production of custom-made temperature-measurement devices for the Power Generation Industry. Regardless of the renewable source—including ammonia—there is much opportunity yet to be explored to support sustainable energy generation efforts. And Temp-Pro will remain a trusted partner to OEMs and fuel-converting power plants that require our help to ensure their safe and high-performing operation for decades to come.

 Contact Temp-Pro today at 1-800-991-9093 to learn more about the opportunity to work with a leader in industrial temperature measurements. We can customize our devices to meet your specific needs and support your success every step of the way.

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