JERA to Conduct World’s First Truck to Ship Ammonia Bunkering

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JERA on World First Ammonia Bunkering in Japan

JERA Co., Inc. One of the world’s largest and Japan’s first global energy firm to manage both fuel-based and renewable power generation, has decided to implement, beginning in late May, truck-to-ship bunkering of ammonia fuel to an ammonia-fueled tugboat (A-Tug) owned by NYK Line. A ceremony announcing the decision to implement ammonia bunkering to the A-Tug was held today at Sea Japan 2024.

JERA has concluded a joint study agreement with NYK and Resonac Corporation aimed at achieving the world’s first bunkering of ammonia fuel to ships. So far, we have jointly studied the establishment of safe methods for handling ammonia fuel and the creation of systems for transporting it to and receiving it at port areas, while also liaising with related parties about developing rules related to its supply to ships.

Now that progress has been made on bunkering ammonia fuel to ships, we have decided to supply ammonia fuel to the A-Tug by tanker truck at the port of Yokohama, beginning in late May 2024. When implemented, this will be the world’s first example of truck-to-ship bunkering of ammonia fuel. The A-Tug is scheduled for delivery in June 2024. We have concluded an ammonia bunkering agreement with Shin-Nippon Kaiyosha Corporation, which will operate the A-Tug, to provide it with a regular supply of ammonia fuel.

As we work to achieve our JERA Zero CO2 Emissions 2050 objective of net-zero CO2 emissions from domestic and overseas business operations by 2050, we are taking on the challenge of building hydrogen and ammonia supply chains. The supply of ammonia fuel to ships is our first example of a decarbonization solution that reaches beyond the power generation sector toward use in other industrial sectors (multi-purpose). Ammonia emits no CO2 when burned, so using it as marine fuel enables a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions at sea. We believe this will make a substantial contribution to achieving zero-emissions shipping in the future.

nyk line JERA Resonac Study on Ammonia for Maritime
About Sea Japan

Sea Japan An international networking event for maritime industry stakeholders including shipbuilders, shipowners, and providers of maritime equipment. In addition to an exhibition that draws more than 580 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions and 20,000 visitors, the varied lineup of industry events also includes more than 90 industry seminar sessions.

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