Masdar and Inpex ally on e-methane production using green H2 and CO2

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar and Japan’s Inpex Corporation have signed a collaboration agreement to conduct a joint study aimed at realizing the production of synthetic methane (e-methane) using green hydrogen and CO2.

The execution of the agreement was announced during the Japan-UAE business forum in Abu Dhabi.

According to Inpex, the two energy companies will study the entire value chain from the production of hydrogen and procurement of CO2 to the manufacture and transport of e-methane.

They are also expected to evaluate the overall economics of operating a methanation business in Abu Dhabi with a view to export e-methane to Japan, as well as its commercial feasibility, including CO2 reduction effects.

“E-methane can be accessed widely through existing city gas infrastructure and does not impose special fuel conversion requirements on consumers. This limits social costs and enables carbon neutralization in fields where electrification is a challenge. E-methane is also expected to be used as fuel for power generation as well as transportation,” Inpex said.

To note, Masdar is targeting green hydrogen production of one million tons per annum by 2030 and has signed and executed several global collaboration agreements with their strategic alliance partners in recent years.

On the other side, Inpex is currently involved in projects across multiple continents. It said it aims to provide a stable supply of diverse and clean energy sources including oil, natural gas, hydrogen and renewables.


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