Amid the global trend toward decarbonization, ammonia is increasingly being considered, especially in Japan, as an alternative fuel to combat global warming, as it does not emit CO2 during combustion. Ammonia is also attracting attention as a hydrogen energy carrier. However, due to its hazardous nature, it is important to prevent leaks when handled. As ammonia becomes more widely used in fuel applications, its safe transfer and the prevention of leaks become increasingly significant issues. EBARA has successfully developed an environmentally friendly ammonia pump with a new internal structure that prevents leakage.
This newly developed pump can be used in facilities handling fuel ammonia especially in environments with harsh suction conditions. By submerging the pump and the motor in liquid ammonia, the liquid can be transferred without leaks. We will continue to find ways to contribute to the safe transfer of liquid ammonia in facilities such as fuel ammonia terminals and fuel ammonia power generation plants.
Many ammonia co-firing plants are planned for implementation in order to reduce greenhouse gasses (CO2) emitted from thermal power plants, and demand for leak-free pumps are expected to grow in turn. We will accelerate our efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and contribute to the realization of a sustainable society as stated in our long-term vision, E-Vision 2030.
The EBARA Group aims to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by addressing material issues identified in its long-term vision and executing the medium-term management plan to increase corporate value.