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JERA, ExxonMobil to Collaborate in Clean Hydrogen, Ammonia Project — OPIS

JERA has reached an agreement with energy major ExxonMobil to explore the development of a low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia production in the U.S., the Japanese company in a press release on Monday.

ExxonMobil is developing a low-carbon hydrogen production plant in Baytown, Texas. The facility is expected to have a low-carbon hydrogen nameplate capacity of 900,000 metric tons/year, as well as producing over 1 million mt/yr of low-carbon ammonia. The facility is slated to commence production in 2028.

Under the agreement between JERA and ExxonMobil, JERA will procure about 500,000 mt/yr of low-carbon ammonia for export to Japan. It is also discussing ownership participation in the project.

JERA announced a company target in 2020 to reach zero carbon dioxide emissions from domestic and overseas business by 2050.

Ammonia is considered a carbon-neutral alternative fuel, given that it doesn't emit any carbon dioxide during combustion, making it a promising candidate for companies looking to reach decarbonization targets.

JERA will continue to contribute to global decarbonization and solving energy problems by building and expanding low carbon hydrogen and ammonia supply chains in cooperation with leading domestic and overseas companies, the company said.


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Reporting by Jamie Aldridge,; Editing by Jaime Llinares Taboada,

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March 25, 2024 08:55 ET (12:55 GMT)

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