Japanese trading house Mitsubishi and state-owned energy agency Jogmec are considering possible blue ammonia output with Indonesian producer PAU.
Blue ammonia is produced from fossil fuels, such as natural gas, with the carbon dioxide (CO2) generated dealt with through carbon capture and storage (CCS).
Mitsubishi and Jogmec said they have agreed to carry out a CCS feasibility study with PAU and Indonesia’s national Bandung Institute of Technology, (which has expertise in CCS). The study is planned for near the PAU plant and the 2m t/yr Donggi-Senoro LNG, both in central Sulawesi.
The partners will proceed with working out detailed plans for the study, including data collection on target carbon storage formations, simulations and evaluations. Mitsubishi Gas Chemical, which also participates in PAU, has also expressed interest in co-operating in the study.
Mitsubishi and its Indonesian partner SEP started production at the 660,000 t/yr PAU joint-venture ammonia plant in 2018. The plant uses natural gas feedstock from the nearby Senoro and Toili fields, in which Mitsubishi partners South Korea’s state-owned Kogas.
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