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Fri Nov 17, 2023, 02:26 PM Nov 2023

Reuters: Japan's Okinawa Elec plans to trial using hydrogen at gas-fired power plant

Japan's Okinawa Elec plans to trial using hydrogen at gas-fired power plant
Reuters
November 17, 2023 6:20 AM EST

TOKYO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Okinawa Electric Power (9511.T) plans to start co-firing hydrogen on a trial basis at a commercial gas-fired power plant from March in a bid to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, its president said on Friday.

The utility aims to achieve a hydrogen co-firing rate of 30% at the 35 megawatt (MW) unit of its Yoshinoura thermal power station in the southern island of Okinawa. The trial is scheduled to run until sometime between April and September.

"The establishment of hydrogen co-firing technology is a key initiative that can help us achieve two goals: expanding renewable energy and slashing CO2 emissions," President Hiroyuki Motonaga told reporters.

The company plans to use the hydrogen by-product of local chemical plants as well as compressed hydrogen, it said.

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