Japan’s Mitsui, partners to explore hydrogen and ammonia supply chain in Osaka


Mitsui, IHI Corporation (IHI) and The Kansai Electric Power Co., (Kansai) have signed a joint study to establish a hydrogen and ammonia supply chain in Osaka.

The four companies will study the development of bases for receiving, storing and supplying ammonia in the Osaka coastal industrial zone, and conduct surveys to expand the use of ammonia in the Kansai and Setouchi regions.

As energy sources that do not emit carbon dioxide (CO2) during combustion, hydrogen and ammonia could play a key role in achieving carbon neutrality.

Given the widespread availability of ammonia infrastructure, ammonia is expected to be used across a range of fields including as a fuel for power generation and for heat generation in the energy sector.

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