Tag - ammonia



Jera’s Hekinan thermal power station in Hekinan, Aichi Prefecture
May 24, 2024
Jera warns of switching investment from Australia over lack of support
The lack of financial support for production of hydrogen and ammonia took some of the shine off Australia as a destination for Japanese investment.
JERA's Hekinan thermal power station in Aichi prefecture. JERA plans to invest in renewable energy and new fuels.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 16, 2024
JERA to invest $32 billion in LNG, renewables and new fuels
JERA plans to phase out inefficient coal-fired thermal power by fiscal year 2030.
An ammonia tank at JERA's Hekinan thermal power station in Aichi Prefecture. JERA is looking to invest in hydrogen and ammonia projects in the Middle East.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 28, 2024
Japan’s JERA looks to invest in Middle East hydrogen projects
Some of the world’s biggest planned blue ammonia plants, which capture carbon dioxide emitted in the production process, are located in the Middle East.
Jera's thermal power station in Hekinan, Aichi Prefecture, recently started co-firing coal with 20% of ammonia, a technology supported by the government's "green transformation," or GX, policy.
Apr 7, 2024
Is Japan’s green transformation investing in the past or future?
Japan issued its first green transformation bonds, but the policy breathes new life into fossil fuel-based projects rather than pulling the plug on them.
An ammonia tank at Jera's Hekinan thermal power station in Aichi Prefecture on March 13
Apr 1, 2024
Jera starts ammonia co-firing trial at coal power station
The power company said it is the world's first trial using a large amount of the gas at a major commercial plant.
An ammonia tank at JERA's Hekinan thermal power station in Aichi prefecture. JERA and Exxon Mobil will jointly work on a low-carbon hydrogen and ammonia production project in the United States.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 25, 2024
JERA and Exxon to explore development of hydrogen and ammonia production project in U.S.
Exxon is developing what is expected to be the world's largest low-carbon hydrogen production plant at its Baytown Complex east of Houston in Texas.
Solar panels on display at PV Expo in Tokyo on Wednesday. Japan's "transition bonds" will cover cutting-edge solar cells, as well as more controversial projects.
Mar 3, 2024
Japan wants cash for its green transition. But what are investors actually backing?
"Transition bonds" are intended to fund a wide variety of net-zero projects, but it's not clear all of them will actually help with decarbonization.
The Suiso Frontier hydrogen carrier, built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, in January 2022.
Nov 10, 2023
Tokyo and Seoul to set up hydrogen and ammonia supply chain: report
Japan and South Korea, both highly dependent on energy imports, plan to work together to negotiate prices and volumes.
JERA's coal-fired power plant in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, is under construction in 2021.
Oct 22, 2023
Japan sticks with climate solution that critics say is far from clean
The government hopes to use ammonia on a massive scale to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants, but environmentalists remain skeptical.
A Jera thermal power plant
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 6, 2023
Japan climate group calls for ban on top power firm's emission claims
The group says the ads may mislead consumers as Jera fails to mention that the ammonia the utility plans to use would emit CO2 during production.
Mitsui, Japan's biggest ammonia importer, will conduct a joint study with three other companies on establishing a hydrogen and ammonia supply chain through the Osaka coastal industrial zone.
Aug 30, 2023
Trading and energy firms tie up to study Osaka fuel supply chains
Hydrogen and ammonia, which do not emit carbon dioxide when burning, are an important part of Japan's energy security strategy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 16, 2023
Japan plan to use ammonia for power could boost pollution tied to premature deaths
Burning ammonia releases fine particulate matter known as PM2.5, which has been linked to a range of conditions.
Japan Times
Mar 29, 2022
Japan’s top power producer Jera makes bet on ammonia and hydrogen
The firm is also exporting its ambitions abroad, as it sees a potential to help some other countries, especially in Southeast Asia.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 18, 2022
Japan’s top power producer seeks long-term clean ammonia deal
Much of ammonia is still produced by burning natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas, but there's anticipation that it could be made from cleaner energy in the future.
Japan Times
May 7, 2021
Japan's largest energy producer bets on ammonia and hydrogen for net zero
Obtaining vast amounts of ammonia is key to the 2050 emissions goal, but procuring only so-called green ammonia produced using renewable energy will be difficult.
Sep 5, 2011
Japan in a European club?
Hitherto unknown and self-styled "loach" Yoshihiko Noda must learn to swim in an ocean of problems as Japan's new prime minister of the year. He has more than a plateful of domestic issues, but he should also realize, as his predecessors forgot, that Japan needs to re-engage the world if it is to find...


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan