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Jera, Kyushu Electric Power and Chugoku Electric Power will look at joint procurement of ammonia and hydrogen.

By Shardul Sharma

Jera, Kyushu Electric Power and Chugoku Electric Power have concluded a memorandum of understanding to use hydrogen and ammonia as fuel for power generation, Jera said on April 20.

The three Japanese utilities have each been studying ways to use hydrogen and ammonia in their thermal power plants. They will work on establishing and expanding supply chains for hydrogen and ammonia for fuel.

Under the MoU, the three companies will look at joint procurement aimed at reducing hydrogen and ammonia procurement costs for domestic power plants. They will also look at building transportation and storage methods for hydrogen and ammonia and identifying other domestic electric power companies to participate in this collaboration.

Jera earlier this year said it will conduct a competitive bid to procure ammonia. The company has sent a request for proposals outlining bidding conditions to more than 30 companies.