JERA Co., Inc. announces that its application, in collaboration with its subsidiary JERA Asia Pte. Ltd. and Toyo Engineering Corporation, has been accepted for a grant under the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation International Demonstration Project on Japan’s Technologies for Decarbonisation and Energy Transition.

Ammonia, a clean fuel that emits no CO2 during combustion, can be decomposed (cracked) to produce hydrogen. This makes it a promising carrier for hydrogen transport and storage. Ensuring that ammonia cracking equipment can meet hydrogen demand and reducing its cost are crucial for achieving a hydrogen society quickly.

In this project, the three companies will jointly explore methods to provide a stable hydrogen supply in Thailand and its potential for widespread industrial use. They will also verify the technology for extracting hydrogen from ammonia and develop ways to optimise hydrogen storage facility designs. The project is set to begin in mid-fiscal 2024 and run for one year.

Based on a memorandum of understanding with PTT Public Company Limited, JERA is evaluating the feasibility of ammonia cracking technology to build a hydrogen and ammonia supply chain in Thailand and will continue to cooperate with PTT through this project.

JERA aims to contribute to global decarbonisation and energy solutions by expanding its low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia supply chain in collaboration with leading domestic and international companies to achieve JERA Zero CO2 Emissions 2050.

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12th June 2024