Japanese engineering firm IHI Corporation has partnered Petronas’s clean energy arm Gentari Sdn Bhd to develop global green ammonia value chain and commercial demonstration of ammonia-powered gas turbine.

Gentari said in a statement on Monday that IHIand Gentari Hydrogen Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gentari have announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see the two parties deepening their collaboration to further develop the hydrogen industry.

Under this MoU, IHI and Gentari will jointly explore the establishment of a global green ammonia value chain which spans the production, transportation, storage and utilization of green ammonia in Asia Pacific and other areas of mutual interest.

Additionally, the parties will also explore progressing the commercial utilization of IM270, a fully ammonia-powered gas turbine, developed by IHI with support from Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).

Anticipating commencement by 2026, this commercial demonstration could potentially be the world’s first fully ammonia-powered gas turbine to be deployed.

With this collaboration, IHI and Gentari aim to create demand for green ammonia in Malaysia and the broader Asia Pacific, accelerating the adoption of clean hydrogen as a viable energy transition lever, in line with Malaysia’s National Energy Transition Roadmap and Hydrogen Economy and Technology Roadmap as well as the region’s net zero aspirations.

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