Japan to support ammonia power generation in Indonesia



Tokyo, Jan. 10 (Jiji Press)–Japan will support Indonesia’s introduction of technology to mix ammonia with coal for power generation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, in the framework of a memorandum of understanding on technological cooperation related to decarbonization exchanged on Monday.

Japanese Minister of Industry Koichi Hagiuda, currently visiting Indonesia, exchanged the MoU with Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif.

Indonesia has set a target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2060. However, due to its heavy reliance on coal-fired thermal power generation, a major source of CO2, it is believed that it is difficult for the country to make a switch to renewable energy in a short time.

To achieve the goal of carbon neutrality, Indonesia hopes to reduce emissions in stages, including using ammonia, which does not emit CO2 when burned, when burning coal.

Japan and Indonesia will also strengthen cooperation in disseminating technology to collect and contain underground CO2 emitted from thermal power generation.

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