Technology Development for the Utilization and Production of Ammonia as Fuel
With a view toward realizing carbon neutrality in Japan by 2050, this project will focus on the development of technology to utilize ammonia, a compound that does not produce CO2 when combusted, as a fuel for industrial furnaces and thereby promote decarbonization in the heat utilization sector where reduction of CO2 emissions has been difficult to achieve.
Specifically, the project will develop an ammonia-oxygen burner for application to industrial furnaces, where heat transfer is mainly conducted using radiant heat, and carry out demonstration testing in a glass-melting furnace to verify technology for enhancing radiant heat transfer and reducing NOx.
Based on the testing results, the project will establish design technologies for 200 kW and 1 MW-class ammonia-oxygen burners and peripheral technologies and investigate the feasibility of applying them for use in large-scale industrial furnaces.
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Last Updated : June 10, 2022