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SUMMARY

The clean ammonia was supplied by the state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company using natural gas produced in Abu Dhabi.

By Shardul Sharma

Inpex Corporation, IHI Corporation and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) have completed the transport of a clean ammonia cargo from UAE to Japan, the companies said on June 30 in a joint statement.

The clean ammonia was supplied by the state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc). It was produced by Fertiglobe, a joint venture between Adnoc and chemicals company OCI, using natural gas produced in Abu Dhabi. Most of the CO2 emitted from the production of the ammonia was sequestered and injected into Abu Dhabi onshore oil fields in which Inpex has a participating interest, making it clean ammonia, the companies said.

MOL transported the clean ammonia to Japan in an ISO tank container with the support of Nippon Concept Corporation, in which the company holds shares. IHI utilised the clean ammonia to conduct a combustion experiment using an ammonia combustion turbine that is under development.

Showa Denko also provided support and cooperation in the transportation of clean ammonia.