Japanese firms INPEX Corporation (INPEX), IHI Corporation (IHI) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) on Thursday (30 June) said they have executed the demonstration of a clean ammonia supply chain linking the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Japan.
Ammonia is advantageous when used as an energy carrier (as a mode of storage and transportation) and emits no CO2 when combusted.
“It is therefore expected to be utilised as fuel for power generation and marine transportation in line with global movements toward a decarbonised society,” said the firms.
The clean ammonia used for the demonstration was supplied by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). It was produced by Fertiglobe, a joint venture between ADNOC and OCI.N.V. that is a key supplier of ammonia, using natural gas produced in Abu Dhabi.
Most of the CO2 emitted from the production of the ammonia was sequestered and injected into Abu Dhabi onshore oil fields in which INPEX has a participating interest, making it clean ammonia.
INPEX oversaw the entire process of the demonstration in close partnership with ADNOC. MOL transported the clean ammonia to Japan in an ISO tank container with the support of Nippon Concept Corporation, in which the company holds shares.
IHI utilised the clean ammonia to conduct a combustion experiment using an ammonia combustion turbine which is under development.
SHOWA DENKO K.K. also provided support and cooperation in the transportation of the clean ammonia. Furthermore, His Excellency Shihab Al Faheem, Ambassador of UAE to Japan was in attendance for the delivery of the clean ammonia to IHI.
INPEX will continue to work towards building a hydrogen and ammonia supply chain linking Japan and Abu Dhabi, one of INPEX’s core business areas, in cooperation with the Japanese government and customers as well as ADNOC, with which it has closely partnered for almost 50 years.
Photo credit: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
Published: 1 July, 2022
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