MHPS Senior Vice President, Junichiro Masada, was the keynote speaker at a recent conference in Indonesia and discussed how high-efficiency gas turbine technology can contribute to the realization of a low-carbon society around the world.
In his presentation on the “Future Outlook for Environmentally Friendly Power Generation” Masada focused on how solar and wind renewable energy sources with gas-fired combined cycle plants and integrated coal gasification combined cycle (IGCC) facilities utilizing Indonesia’s abundant natural gas offer shortcuts to achieving significant carbon reductions.
Masada summarized MHPS’ high-efficiency gas turbine technologies which, he claims, give the company a technical advantage in global markets. And explained how the company’s Takasago Works has an integrated operational structure for R&D, advanced engineering designs and manufacturing, and verification processes that will allow them to quickly incorporate feedback among the different processes to keep advancing those technologies.
He also reported on MHPS’ new power generation verification test facility being completed on the grounds of the Takasago Works scheduled to begin operations in 2020 to support a new generation of gas turbine designs operating at higher firing temperatures.
He concluded by discussing the outlook for future technologies such as development and introduction of hydrogen-fired gas turbines that will emit no CO2 emissions, to support a zero-emissions energy future.