EGCO Group signs MoU with JERA Asia to develop hydrogen, ammonia and CCUS

EGCO Group signs MoU with JERA Asia to develop hydrogen, ammonia and CCUS

Electricity Generating Public Company (EGCO Group) is cooperating with JERA Asia on hydrogen, ammonia, and Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) technology in the power generation industry with an aim to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed during the fifth Japan-Thailand Energy Policy Dialogue (5th JTEPD) meeting on January 12, at the Ministry of Energy.

Through this MOU, the two parties will work together to achieve the following initiatives for EGCO Group’s decarbonisation, covering a broad carbon neutral roadmap for EGCO Group that builds upon the usage of greener fuels such as ammonia and/or hydrogen; assessing the feasibility for ammonia co-fired power generation at the BLCP power plant in which EGCO Group owns 50% shares; collaboration related to the further development of the ammonia and hydrogen value chain in both domestic and overseas, including potential co-firing feasibility at sites other than the BLCP plant; and studying and further exploring opportunities for the implementation of CCUS in Thailand.

For the feasibility study of ammonia co-firing power generation, EGCO Group has signed another MOU with Banpu Power Public Company, BLCP Power Company, JERA, Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, to jointly study the technical application, economic evaluation, and carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction plan for up to 20% ammonia co-firing at the BLCP 1,434 MW coal-fired power plant.

Thepparat Theppitak, EGCO Group’s President, said the MoUs will facilitate the implementation of EGCO Group’s mid-term goal to reduce carbon emission intensity of its power plant portfolio by 10% within 2030, and is in line with its long-term sustainable growth strategy.

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