Japan receives 40 tons of blue ammonia from Saudi
Saudi Arabia has shipped to Japan forty tons of high-grade blue ammonia, meant for use in zero-carbon power generation.
It is considered the first shipment of blue ammonia around the world.
Ammonia can help meet the demand for energy through reliable and sustainable methods.
The blue ammonia supply network between the two countries involved the full chain of the conversion of hydrocarbons to hydrogen and ammonia and the capture of associated carbon dioxide emissions.
According to Saudi Aramco's Chief Technology Officer, Ahmad Al-Khowaiter, the shipment represents a crucial opportunity for Aramco to introduce hydrocarbons as a reliable and affordable source of low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia.
Fahad Al-Sherehy, SABIC’s Vice President of Energy Efficiency and Carbon Management, noted that their experience in the full supply chain and integrated petrochemical facilities will be crucial in providing the world with the blue ammonia.
Mitsubishi Corporation is working with SABIC to monitor the transport logistics in partnership with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co, UBE Industries, and JGC Corporation.