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JERA and Petronas sign MoU related to ammonia and hydrogen fuel supply chains

By Mary Page Bailey |

JERA Co., Inc. has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Malaysia’s national oil and natural gas company, concerning cooperation in the decarbonization sector.

Against the backdrop of growing global demand for LNG and the need for a decarbonized society, the MOU specifies that JERA and PETRONAS will discuss opportunities to cooperate in promoting the use of LNG in Asian countries and in establishing supply chains for ammonia and hydrogen fuels.

Based on the “JERA Zero CO2 Emissions 2050” announced last year, JERA has been working to achieve virtually zero CO2 emissions from its operations in Japan and overseas by 2050 through the expansion of renewable energy and the development of technologies for zero CO2 emission thermal power generation. Collaboration between a variety of leading companies is essential in order to establish supply chains for green fuels such as ammonia and hydrogen that are key to zero CO2 emission thermal power generation.

JERA and PETRONAS have built a good relationship through the sale and purchase of LNG over nearly 40 years. Because PETRONAS is one of the leading ammonia producers in Asia, and is considering the production of green ammonia and hydrogen, JERA believes there are many businesses in the LNG and decarbonization sectors in which the two companies can collaborate.

JERA Corporate Vice President Yukio Kani said, “We are pleased to conclude this MOU with PETRONAS, which shares our goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. We believe that strengthening our cooperation with PETRONAS will not only expand business opportunities for both companies but also contribute to the stable supply of energy globally and the transition to a decarbonized society.”

JERA will continue to work with energy industry counterparts and other leading companies both in Japan and overseas in order to strengthen its LNG business, renewables business, and establish and expand green fuel supply chains in an energy market undergoing great change.

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