QPL, SoKor Firm to Introduce Ammonia co-fired plant in PH

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Quezon Power Philippines Ltd. (QPL), a subsidiary of Thailand-based EGCO Group, and South Korean firm Doosan Enerbility Co. Ltd have signed an agreement to introduce ammonia co-firing at QPL’s coal-fired power generation facility in Mauban, Quezon.

Under the memorandum of understanding (MOU), the two companies will evaluate the viability of using ammonia co-firing in order to decrease carbon dioxide emissions at the Quezon power plant in the Philippines. 

“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. Additionally, it is in line with EGCO Group’s business direction “Cleaner, Smarter and Stronger to Drive Sustainable Growth” which aims to promote sustainable growth over the long term and achieve carbon neutral by 2050,” EGCO Group’s President, Mr. Thepparat Theppitak said in a statement.

One of the main advantages of using ammonia as a co-fuel in coal-fired power plants, and other fossil fuel-fed facilities, is the reduction of carbon footprint. 

As the global energy market shifts towards decarbonization, cutting emissions through solutions like ammonia co-firing is expected to be a viable strategy for turning thermal plants into cleaner power-generating assets.

This technology can be used in conjunction with other solutions being implemented in the energy market such as large-scale renewable energy projects, energy storage systems, and carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) which are also being advanced to commercial rollout.

Doosan kick-started the development of green ammonia dual-fuel broilers for co-firing generation in coal plants with KEPCO Engineering & Construction and Samsung C&T’s Engineering and Construction Group.