Tokyo Gas, Mitsubishi lower emissions with green hydrogen-sourced methane


Energy company Tokyo Gas has entered into a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation (Mitsubishi) which will assess the feasibility for a synthetic methane supply chain in liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporting countries.

To support its target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, Japan’s recent sixth Strategic Energy Plan emphasised the necessity to replace natural gas with synthetic methane. 

The partners will explore synthetic methane produced from green hydrogen using renewable electricity and captured carbon dioxide (CO2), essentially utilising a circular economy of renewable energy. 

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