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JOGMEC co-hosted "QUAD workshop on Ammonia Value Chain" with METI
~Japan, the U.S., Australia, and India confirmed the collaboration to establish Ammonia Value Chain~

December 9, 2022

Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC) co-hosted an international workshop with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) on December 2, 2022 on the theme "QUAD workshop on Ammonia Value Chain"
On the occasion of QUAD (Japan-Australia-India-the U.S.) leaders’ meeting in Tokyo in May 2022, Quad leaders agreed to launch the Quad Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Package (Q-CHAMPnote) as a measure to further advance practical cooperation in addressing climate change. Under this framework, the Workshop was held aiming to discuss the necessary initiatives and collaboration among Quad members and find solutions for the challenges on the ammonia value chain through sharing the strategies and trends related to ammonia of member countries and specific challenges and visions from industry.
The Workshop attracted interest and received about 500 online registrations from QUAD countries. 18 presentations were made by government officials, companies, and industry associations from member countries, and through 3 panel discussions, valuable opinions were exchanged to promote international collaboration between ammonia producing and consuming countries and the building of the ammonia value chain.

JOGMEC will continue to contribute to achieving a carbon-neutrality by supporting projects of decarbonized fuels such as ammonia and hydrogen.

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Brief Overview

Opening session

Speakers METI, JOGMEC, the United States/Department of Energy (DOE), Australia/Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW), India/Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
content QUAD member countries introduced the policies and strategies related to hydrogen including ammonia. The status of the utilization of ammonia, financial support to promote investment, and studies and investigations for the establishment of supply chains were shared.
  • JOGMEC

  • Government officers from member countries (Online)

  • Government officer (on-site)

Demand and R&D session

Speakers JOGMEC, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), JERA Co., Inc, Adani Group, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
content The demand forecast for ammonia and the status of technical development contributing to demand increase, as well as plans for co-firing power generation projects in Japan and India were introduced. The necessity of rapid technical development contributing to demand increase and lower price and cost, as well as the benefits of international technical cooperation were mentioned.
  • Presentation

  • Panel Discussion

Ammonia Value Chain

Challenge(1) Clean ammonia value chain

Speakers JOGMEC, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Corporation, Woodside Energy Group Ltd, Mitsui E&P Australia Pty Ltd, Denbury Inc.
content As the supply side, challenges in the current specific projects in the U.S. and Australia and thought-provoking requests such as the need of incentives for pioneering projects were shown.
  • Panel Discussion

  • Panel Discussion

Challenge(2) GHG emission and measurement of Carbon Intensity

Speakers JOGMEC, Clean Fuel Ammonia Association (CFAA), the United states/Ammonia Energy Association (AEA), Australia/DCCEEW
content Each speaker introduced its approach to GHG emissions accounting and certification systems for ammonia production. For promoting investment, the necessity of internationally harmonized calculation methods, useful system design, and cooperation from industry essential for tracking were referred. The Australian government, AEA, CFAA, and JOGMEC pledged to continue discussions for collaboration on an international certification system.

Panel Discussion

For more information, please visit the special site below. The presentation materials (in part) are available. After December 16, 2022, the materials will be posted on the JOGMEC official website (in Japanese) below.

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