Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 60 No. 3 (2023)   Energy Systems
    Technical Reports

    Growing Expectations for Ammonia as Clean Energy
    - Compressors to Meet Diverse Needs of Plant -

    Sales Group
    Business Development Division
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation

    Ammonia is used as fertilizer or for industrial applications. In the midst of moving forward to carbon neutrality, in recent years, there is a growing expectation for its use as clean energy with no carbon dioxide emissions. As the technologies for ammonia production, transport and storage have already been established, the technological development is progressing for applications in thermal power generation, industrial furnaces and marine fuel. It is also attracting attention for its use as a carrier for transporting hydrogen, which is difficult to transport in large quantities. Under such circumstances, the number of ammonia production plant projects is increasing across the world. Diverse needs are emerging, such as low-carbonization, decarbonization and plant expansion/upgrade. This report presents the features of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation's (MCO) compressor package for ammonia plants, as well as the needs for low-carbonization, decarbonization and upgrading of existing plants.