New Video Summarizes SIP Energy Carriers Accomplishments

By Stephen H. Crolius on April 18, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Japanese Government’s Cabinet Office and the Japan Science and Technology Agency have released an English-language video to summarize the accomplishments of the Cross-Ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program’s (SIP) Energy Carriers initiative. The release coincides with the March 2019 conclusion of the SIP Energy Carriers’ work, and anticipates this month’s formal activation of the Green Ammonia Consortium.

The 11-minute video has a clear takeaway message: “We have found that ammonia has high potential to play an important role toward a hydrogen society.” 

It highlights the technology milestones attained during the Energy Carriers’ five-year career, and includes segments on ammonia-fired gas turbines; ammonia co-firing in coal-fired power plants; ammonia fueling for industrial furnaces; direct ammonia solid oxide fuel cells; and green ammonia production

All of the industry players mentioned in the video, including the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Chugoku Electric Power Company, IHI Corporation, JGC Corporation, and Noritake Company, are members of the Green Ammonia Consortium. The video can be viewed below or on YouTube at SIP Energy Carriers – The Innovation for Ammonia Fuel in Japan.