MHI and EGAT sign MoU

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) will research introducing hydrogen co-firing technologies at gas turbine power generation facilities in Thailand.

EGAT and MHI have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate research into converting thermal power plants to clean fuels.

The collaboration will start with a feasibility study on a co-firing pilot project at one of EGAT’s power plants. The aim is to complete the study by March 2025 and a hydrogen co-firing ratio of 20%.

This agreement builds on an existing partnership between MHI and EGAT aimed at focusing on hydrogen co-firing, as well as the exchange of information on clean fuel power generation, clean hydrogen, and CCUS technologies.

The collaboration will support EGAT’s goal of developing a hydrogen supply chain in Thailand and support Thailand’s goals of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and net zero emissions by 2065.

Currently, Thailand’s energy mix relies heavily on coal, oil, and natural gas. As renewable energy becomes more cost effective, conventional power generation is starting to be replaced by alternative sources, although the country’s policy framework needs to be updated to accommodate this change.

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