Yara and JERA plan to collaborate on clean ammonia to decarbonize power production in Japan

Norwegian Yara International and JERA, Japan’s largest power generation company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the production, delivery and supply chain development for blue and green ammonia, to enable zero-emission thermal power generation in Japan.

“This ground-breaking collaboration aims to decarbonize JERA’s power production and provide Yara with a footprint in the strategically important Japanese market. Building blue and green ammonia value chains is critical to enabling the hydrogen economy, and collaborating with a key player like JERA marks a milestone in leveraging Yara’s global capabilities,” says Svein Tore Holsether, President and Chief Executive Officer of Yara.

Under the MoU, Yara and JERA are targeting collaboration in the following areas:

– Supply and development of new ammonia demand in Japan including power generation purpose

– Sequestration of already captured CO2 (CCS) at Yara’s ammonia plant in Pilbara, Australia, enabling the production and supply of blue ammonia to JERA

– New clean (blue and green) ammonia project development

– Optimization of ammonia logistics to Japan.

Author: KS / Source: Yara