Woodside, 6 Japanese companions to conduct feasibility examine on lower-emissions ammonia provide chain from Australia to Japan


Woodside Power; Japan Oil, Fuel and Metals Nationwide Company (JOGMEC); Marubeni Company; Hokuriku Electrical Energy Firm; The Kansai Electrical Energy Co.; Tohoku Electrical Energy Co.; and Hokkaido Electrical Energy Co. signed a joint analysis settlement below which they may collectively conduct a feasibility examine (Part 2) on the institution of a lower-emissions gas ammonia provide chain from Australia to Japan.


Ammonia doesn’t emit carbon dioxide throughout combustion and is taken into account a promising next-generation lower-emission gas for energy-intensive thermal energy vegetation and marine engines. Given present confirmed applied sciences for the manufacturing, storage, and transportation of ammonia, it’s anticipated to have early take-up as a lower-emission gas.

As well as, Japan’s Sixth Strategic Power Plan, printed on 22 October 2021, states that ammonia-fueled energy era is without doubt one of the most promising choices for decarbonizing energy sources towards attaining carbon neutrality by 2050 because it doesn’t emit CO2 throughout combustion and could be utilized in lots of present energy era amenities akin to boilers and denitration amenities with out modification.

Final 12 months, Woodside, JOGMEC, Marubeni, Hokuriku Electrical, and Kansai Electrical performed a feasibility examine on the complete provide chain, together with the manufacturing of lower-emissions ammonia in Australia from pure fuel with CO2 abatement strategies akin to Carbon Seize and Storage (CCS), Carbon Seize and Utilization (CCU), and bio-sequestration; marine transportation to Japan; ammonia’s utilization as a gas for energy era and marine use; and financing.

In final 12 months’s examine, the events sought to handle the feasibility of building a provide chain in relation to economics and CO2 emission discount.

As a part of Part 2 of the Challenge, seven events, together with Tohoku Electrical and Hokkaido Electrical as new contributors, will conduct an extra detailed feasibility examine to tell the viability of building a lower-emissions gas ammonia provide chain based mostly on the outcomes of the feasibility examine performed the earlier 12 months.

All events collaborating on this undertaking will proceed the analysis already performed in an effort to set up a lower-emissions gas ammonia provide chain between Australia and Japan by means of collaboration, in an effort to help the decarbonization of Australia and Japan.


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