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Report update (June, 2022):
“Getting Lost on the Road to Decarbonization:
Japan’s Big Plans for Ammonia”

The paper now includes a list of fuel ammonia projects.  

More than 60 Japanese companies, research institutes and government agencies have been involved in over 80 projects.  

The list highlights the extent of Japan’s  public-private partnership in pushing fuel ammonia. 

Annex: List of fuel ammonia projects (Excel), as of June 16, 2022


Japan is aggressively promoting the use of hydrogen and fuel ammonia, purportedly in an effort to achieve carbon neutrality.

The government is giving its all-out support to expand their use with every tool available, from strategic plans, legislation, subsidies, and debt guarantees, to memorandums of understanding with Southeast Asian countries, and more.

The private sector is rushing to join the bandwagon with a wave of new ventures by key players, including power utilities, trading companies, plant builders, shipping companies, and financial institutions.

This report takes a close look at each of the claims being used to justify fuel ammonia as an effective way to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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