JERA and Uniper to collaborate on ammonia and LNG

6 September 2022

JERA and its wholly owned subsidiary JERA Americas plan to collaborate with Uniper to jointly pursue fuel supply projects for clean ammonia and LNG, to meet domestic demand and JERA’s and Uniper’s European fuel supply needs in the short, medium and long term.

The two companies are developing green and blue ammonia export projects, in collaboration with ConocoPhillips, for an initial production of 2 MTPA with expansion potential of up to 8MTPA, from the US Gulf Coast, including both green and blue clean ammonia production when carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) facilities are available

JERA and Uniper are also working to meet their immediate requirements for LNG supply and for new supply extending into the longer term. ?Both clean ammonia and LNG initiatives are tied to deliveries to JERA’s ammonia and LNG portfolio and Uniper’s demand in Germany and Northwest Europe

The overriding aim is to greatly accelerate the production and supply of zero-carbon fuels from the US for use in the US, Europe, Japan, and greater Asia. The proposed facility on the US Gulf Coast, developed by JERA Americas and ConocoPhillips, aims to produce hydrogen and convert it into clean ammonia to be supplied to JERA and Uniper under long-term sale and purchase agreements, with Europe as the primary initial export market, and with Uniper targeting about 1 MTPA of green ammonia by the end of the decade.

A project engineering study will be completed by year-end to develop the first phase of the project which will assess green and blue hydrogen opportunities. It is expected to reach commercial operation in the late 2020s.

Both companies are working jointly to optimise their LNG portfolio. As a result, Uniper will be able to supply additional LNG to Germany and JERA to Japan and beyond.

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