Indonesia power plant to use green ammonia, green hydrogen as fuel for the first time


The Java 9 and 10 Ultra-Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) power plant in Indonesia is preparing to become the first hybrid power plant to use green ammonia and green hydrogen in its production process to support net zero emissions.

PT Indo Raya Tenaga (IRT), the owner and operator of the two power plants, and South Korea's Doosan Enerbility signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding this during the ASEAN Business Roundtable Meeting on the 7th.

According to IRT President Director Peter Wijaya, the power plant, together with the South Korean power plant, are expected to use green ammonia and green hydrogen to support the net-zero emissions policies of both countries.

He explained, "Why did Java 9 and 10 power plants start using green ammonia? Because Java 9 and 10 are the only power plants in Indonesia that use SCR technology. Thanks to this technology, Java 9 and 10 can be considered hybrid power plant, using ammonia as fuel for up to 60% of its energy input. This has been reviewed by PLN and the results are encouraging satisfy."

He also stated that the agreement involves conducting joint research to develop a roadmap and plan for Indonesia’s green ammonia supply chain.

Previously, IRT and PLN also agreed to study the maximum use of green ammonia as fuel for the Java 9 and 10 power plants.

Green hydrogen and green ammonia are fuels that do not produce carbon emissions in production and use. The use of these fuels is one of the energy transition solutions that have already begun to be utilized by advanced countries for power generation and electric vehicles. 

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